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      One Thing Leads to Another
Jamie Holland

One Thing Leads to Another is Four Weddings and a Funeral in book form.Three friends, post university, two men and a girl, take up a year’s lease on a house. Sitting in the pub, they make a bet – a challenge to them all – that they will find perfect (if temporary) partners and real jobs by the end of a year.As each season unfolds, with highlights of themed parties (for the girls) and rugby matches (for the boys), romantic holidays in Italy (disastrous), New Year’s Eve’s festivities (even worse), Flin, Geordie and Jessica find (and in some cases, lose) new friends, new jobs and even themselves.The year’s challenge ends completely differently than they – or the readers – anticipate.One Thing Leads to Another has a wonderful warmth and humour, which gives readers a real feel-good factor.

JAMIE HOLLAND

One Thing Leads To Another

For Rachel

Contents

Cover (#u9ab58160-e04f-55c6-80f6-82c7b47cea8e)

Title Page (#u4c32cd0e-d301-5dd3-ad5d-452de43e9240)

PART ONE: summer (#u9df5fc07-42b6-5fe0-b54a-b8895622f587)

chapter one: The Beginning of Summer and a Pact is Made (#uae8dd1ef-67e8-543b-8226-1354c9657ffd)

chapter two: A Promising Encounter on the Piccadilly Line (#ueb597993-4301-5ae3-a99a-018215e01e2a)

chapter three: La Vita è Bella (#u6ec6a93a-e2f4-5c42-806f-e97323e98b4a)

chapter four: Geordie and Jessica have Dinner at Tommy Byng’s (#ub5f5a03c-e59a-5b35-8e19-2b1855063ab1)

chapter five: La Vita è Bella Part Two (#u971e6918-a7bf-5ebb-9f28-177f4bbb04a5)

chapter six: Ponderings on Love (#u54656759-867f-59da-8af2-762527fb9730)

chapter seven: Money – Or the Lack of It (#ubff35f5c-eca9-58db-b52a-689ad8f192ce)

chapter eight: A Sunny Afternoon in Richmond (and a Bit in Borehamwood) (#u4599bf3a-e3cb-5324-8560-530894cd7214)

chapter nine: Summer Games (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter ten: In the Footsteps of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter eleven: Stag Party (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twelve: Families (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter thirteen: Playing Away (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter fourteen: Jessica Eats Modern European (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter fifteen: Eddie Fussle Gets Married (#litres_trial_promo)

PART TWO: autumn (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter sixteen: Long Weekend in Cornwall (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter seventeen: Jessica’s Turn to Feel Disgruntled (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter eighteen: Flin’s Annus Grows More Horribilis (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter nineteen: Nadir (#litres_trial_promo)

PART THREE: winter (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty: Ring in the New (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-one: Jessica Starts to Realize her Plan (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-two: Birthday Surprise (#litres_trial_promo)

PART FOUR: spring (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-three: A Life Beyond London (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-four: It’s Always Good to Pause and Reflect (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-five: Renaissance (#litres_trial_promo)

chapter twenty-six: May 24 and Back at the Atlas (#litres_trial_promo)

postscript (#litres_trial_promo)

Acknowledgements (#litres_trial_promo)

Keep Reading (#litres_trial_promo)

Copyright (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

PART ONE summer (#ulink_9066435c-ff01-5f5e-a066-74553cf6ba0d)

chapter one The Beginning of Summer and a Pact is Made (#ulink_7cfce33c-8053-5573-a69c-3aefd599b099)

Outside in the pub garden, it was still light, and surprisingly warm. It was the first time they had been able to sit outside that year, and the three of them were making the most of summer’s arrival.

‘OK then,’ said Jessica, laying her hands decisively on the table and looking at Flin and Geordie in turn, ‘we’re agreed. Yes?’

Geordie looked at Flin, nodded, and looked back at Jessica. ‘Agreed.’

‘Great. At last.’ Jessica smiled, and stood up. ‘I’ll ring the landlord straight away.’ She took her mobile phone out of her bag and walked away from their table.

It had been a trying few weeks. Initially the prospect of finding a new house had seemed quite exciting, but after sacrificing two Saturdays and several evenings trudging round gloomy, soiled houses, all three of them had become extremely disenchanted with the whole procedure. Nothing they’d seen had ever quite fitted the bill; even the house they’d finally agreed on wasn’t perfect, but for a year, they’d decided, it would certainly do. And the location – Barons Court near to the west road out of town – was certainly a big point in its favour.

‘Give it a lick of paint and it might look really quite nice,’ Geordie suggested hopefully.

‘Sure, it’ll look great,’ Flin agreed.

‘And I could easily put up a few shelves and bring a few bits and pieces up from home.’

‘Brilliant,’ said Flin. Geordie’s enthusiastic DIY-talk was cheering him up. He really wanted their new house to be as homely as possible and not like the down-at-heel digs he had lived in before; after all, they weren’t students any more.

Jessica switched off her phone and walked back over to them. ‘Ninety-three Turneville Road is ours.’ She grinned triumphantly. ‘We’ve got to sign next week and then we can move in the week after next.’ She kissed them both happily. ‘I can’t wait – it’s going to be such fun, the three of us.’

‘And Geordie’s already got great plans for improving the place,’ put in Flin.

‘Brilliant, darling – what a little DIY king you are. I honestly don’t know where we’d be without you.’ Jessica gave Geordie another kiss. Their decision had cheered her enormously and she felt suddenly more affectionate towards her two friends.

‘And you two are going to help,’ Geordie added, sternly.

‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,’ said Flin flippantly, then reminded Geordie it was his round.

Having returned with more drinks, Geordie sat down and lit himself a cigarette. ‘Thank God this is sorted out. Moving in will be fun. I need a bit of excitement in my life.’
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