At thirty-five, Jane realises something rather disturbing.
She thought she had her life perfectly balanced: working from home as a freelance translator allows her to keep her financial independence, spend time with her daughter and escape office politics.
But somehow, instead of combining a rewarding career with a satisfying mother-daughter relationship, she's become an all-purpose dogsbody, rushing from crisis to crisis and combining missing deadlines with repairing the dishwasher.
Rupert is also leading the life he planned: a job in the city, glamorous girlfriend, plenty of money.
But he's beginning to have doubts about the dull-but-sensible route he's chosen - and to realise it's just possible he wants more out of life.
So, when he and Jane meet, each escaping their day-to-day life with a stolen afternoon in the peace of the cinema, they both start to wonder whether it's really enough to settle for the next best thing...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 19/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099457749
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