'Warm and wise, profoundly satisfying ...a perceptive chronicler of our times'Sunday Express
Lizzie and Frances are twins, together forming part of a unit.At least that's the way Lizzie sees things. Lizzie is the twin who has everything - husband, children, a flourishing career, and a beautiful house. She worries about Frances, who seems to lead a solitary life in London ricocheting from one disastrous man to the next. Lizzie just wants Frances to share in her own complete and satisfying life.
Then Frances, suddenly and surprisingly, announces she isn't coming to Lizzie's for Christmas.She's going to Spain.Lizzie's world began to tilt. Frances's Christmas defection seems overwhelmingly threatening to their unity.
As Frances's future begins to change into something exciting and unexpected, and Lizzie's deteriorates as financial pressures eat into her ideal lifestyle, could it be that Frances is the twin with everything?
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