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The Ugly Sister

Curtis Brown Highlight Frankfurt book fair 2011
book | Fiction | 2011
UK & Comm → Penguin (Ed. Louise Moore)
If you met Abi and Caroline, you wouldn’t think they were sisters. But that’s what’s funny about genetics; sometimes it throws up some varied combinations.

Abi has led a quiet life. A single mother with a job in a library, she finds herself at a loss when her teenage daughter goes off on a gap year. When her sister, Caroline, invites her to stay at her palatial home in London for the summer, Abi is thrilled if a little confused. Abby and Caroline haven’t spent much time together since their teens, when Caroline was spotted by a model scout, became an international supermodel and started calling herself Cleo twenty years ago. But Abi is sure that some time together will rekindle their bond. Caroline has been selfish and superior in the past, but surely two kids, a loving husband and her retirement from modelling have brought her back down to earth...

Over one summer, Abi and Caroline will get to know each other again. But will they like what they find?

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The Ugly Sister
The Ugly Sister

A triumph of snappy writing, pointed observation and acerbic wit.
Easy Living

Sassy and brilliantly written.

Enjoyably edgy
Red Magazine

This is brilliant writing with an edge, a thoughtful exploration of the dark side of fame, which throws up all sorts of engaging ideas about beauty and ageing and the ephemeral nature of both looks and public demand.

An irresistible read.

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