You must be sisters: A novel

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Claire - a model daughter, an imaginative teacher, as clear and legible as her handwriting. Laura - a student, a beauty, as vital and rebellious as her parents could ever have feared for. As children they had shared everything - so much so that later, neither sister could quite remember to which one of them some long-distant adventure had happened. Far from the leafy respectability of Harrow where they grew up, each is now going her distinctly separate way in this warm, funny and poignant coming-of-age novel.

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By Jayne (New Milton, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · July 29, 2011
A first novel that feels like a first novel, not because it sounds desperate or forced, but because of the effort that has been put into every sentence, every image, to get it perfect. (I loved the way the puddings at University 'quivered with custard'. Brilliant). I read it again some years afte... ...more
By Cath (Kongsberg, 04, Norway) · ★★★★☆ · July 25, 2012
Deborah Moggach is up there with Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler in my personal pantheon of female writers. This was one of her very early books (maybe her debut?) but it already has her trademark dry wit and ability to nail a situation in a sentence. Vintage stuff ...more
By Mew (by the sea, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · January 25, 2010
This was set and written in the late 1970s and was interesting to read a coming of age account that had the authenticity of the time in which it was set. So many similar novels (that I have read recently) are written with the hindsight of the modern world. ...more