Both authors live in London and have 4 children each. Benedicte Newland lived in Toronto, Canada for 5 years and her husband was editor of The Toronto Globe and Mail.
Two sisters, one recently moved to Canada and in cultural shock, the other trapped in keep-up-appearances London. Both with exasperating, disorganised, busy lives and ultra-demanding families. They exchange emails and we laugh, wince, empathise and cry at their antics.Comparison: Allison Pearson, India Knight, Helen Simpson.Similar this month: Judy Astley, Tony Parsons.