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From the prize-winning author of Reasons to be Cheerful comes a story about the ebb and flow of female friendship over half a lifetime
Susan and Norma have been best friends for years, at first thrust together by force of circumstance (a job at The Pin Cushion, a haberdashery shop in 1990s Leicestershire) and then by force of character (neither being particularly inclined to make friends with anyone else). But now, thirty years later, faced with a husband seeking immortality and Norma out of reach on a wave of professional glory, Susan begins to wonder whether she has made the right choices about life, love, work, and, most importantly, friendship.
Nina Stibbe's new novel is the story of the wonderful and sometimes surprising path of friendship: from its conspiratorial beginnings, along its irritating wrong turns, to its final gratifying destination.
PRAISE FOR NINA STIBBE
'Joyful. Stibbe's comedy probes what it means to become an adult' Daily Telegraph
'Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish' Marian Keyes
'Stibbe is one of the great comic writers of our time' Irish Times
'Pitch perfect vintage comedy' Guardian
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Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish
Joyful. Stibbe's comedy probes what it means to become an adult
Pitch perfect vintage comedy
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