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Three Friends, a House (and a Handyman) (Drie vrienden, een huis (en een klusjesman).

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Original Language: Dutch | 320 pp. | February 2016

2 Seas Represents: World (excl Dutch) Rights.

Detailed English synopsis & English sample available!

For the readers of Jojo Moyes, Cecilia Ahearn, Harriet Evans, Marian Keyes

Over 20,000 copies sold in the trilogy

Going beyond chicklit. Life is more than just love. – De Telegraaf

If you like funny stories, with a bit of suspense thrown in, that won’t let stop reading, then I completely recommend “Three Friends, a House (and a Handyman)”.  —Boekhopper.nl

Humour is my weapon. – Astrid Harrewijn in an interview for Het Parool

WOMEN’S FICTION

The I ♥ My Friends – trilogy is a new series by Dutch bestselling author Astrid Harrewijn. The series revolves around three friends living in Amsterdam, who all have jobs in the art-world. Noor, Kiki and Joost are lucky enough to live in an old house on one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. A mutual friend has bought the house, but it needs a complete overhaul, and he has asked the three to house-sit. So while the handyman renovates the house, the three friends go about their jobs, their lives, and their loves.

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Three friends share life’s joys and sorrows, and their front door, with each other.

Some things you simply don’t do when you’re in your mid-thirties, such as giving up a steady job, a lovely house of your own in the south and the prospect of marriage – all for a temporary job at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Noor does so though, to the regret of her parents and boyfriend. Together with her younger sister Kiki and her old friend from university, Joost, she moves in to a run-down house along a stately canal in Amsterdam. Kiki is consciously single, the black sheep of the family, and she sees the world as her very own playground. She works for Jeff Koons and was responsible for bringing his high-profile exhibition to the Stedelijk Museum. Joost, a friendly if somewhat nerdy bachelor, works as an advisor at the Rijks Museum.
Noor, Kiki and Joost share life’s joys and sorrows, and their front door, with each other, and they really only have one rule: at home they don’t discuss their respective jobs at the Museum Square. While the house undergoes a much-needed renovation, Nora discovers herself, the true value of friendship, and a huge scandal in the art world. In short, she discovers life and living.