BookendsBook - 2000
Cath and Si are best friends.
Total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatty, messy, and emotionally closed. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live near each other in West Hampstead, close to their other best friends Josh and Lucy - who are married, with a devil-spawn child called Max and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid.
When Portia steps back into their lives, - beautiful Portia, the undisputed queen of their group at university, who broke their collective hearts one night and from whom they have all gradually, silently, grown apart - her reappearance sets off a chain of events that tests them to the limit. Does Portia have a hidden agenda, or is she just looking for happy endings all round? Whatever the answers, none of them could ever predict the outcome . . .
Praise for Jane Green's earlier bestsellers-
'Funny and honest, it's superb stuff'
'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle . . . as comforting as a bacon sandwich'
'This eventful and emotional comedy will have you hooked'
'A warm, lively, wise and distinctly unputdownable novel . . . told with Green's trademark honesty and humour'