The Next Best Thing

by Sarah Long

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What do you do as a 30 something who suddenly realises that she has settled for second best. More barbed comedy from the author of ‘And What Do you Do?

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At thirty-five, Jane, a freelance translator, realises something rather disturbing. After fifteen years spent building the life she believed she wanted, shes failed. She thought she had everything perfectly balanced - working from home 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, shes 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, a glamorous girlfriend, plenty of money. But hes beginning to have doubts about the dull-but-sensible route hes chosen - and to realise its 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 its really enough to settle for the next best thing.

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ISBN: 9781844131808
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Publisher: Century
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781844131808
Publication date: 3rd February 2005
Author: Sarah Long
Publisher: Century
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,

About Sarah Long

Sarah Long worked for several years in publishing before giving it all up to move to Paris with her husband and three children. Following several years of the Parisian experience, they now live back in London.

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