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Sparky Christina and her saintly adopted sister Pam couldn't be more different. And when they meet similarly mismatched friends Jago and Peter, the four embark on a dazzling series of pairings and partings, outrageous coincidences and eleventh-hour entrances interrupted one disastrous Halloween when schoolboy revelry turns horribly wrong. Three years on, as Christina analyses the wit, cruelty and crossed genders of Shakespearean comedy, the cast of her own life reunites and the curtain falls on some gloriously unexpected partnerships.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747594708
  • 9780747594703
  • 198,224

About Barbara Trapido

Barbara Trapido was born and educated in South Africa and came to London in 1963. She lives in Oxford.show more

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'A brilliant book' Mary Wesley, Daily Mail 'She wraps up all the golden threads with dazzling wit ... Think Measure for Measure here and a touch of The Tempest there ... Trapido's pen drips with sensuousness and sexuality' The Times 'She is simply dynamite' Philip Hensher, Guardian 'A work of enormous charm, highly entertaining and told with a deft touch, which handles serious matters lightly and treats light ones with proper respect' Michael Dibdin, Independent on Sundayshow more

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406 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 21% (84)
4 45% (182)
3 27% (110)
2 6% (24)
1 1% (6)
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