Long, Sarah The Next Best Thing

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The Next Best Thing

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At thirty-five, Jane realises something rather disturbing. She thought she had her life perfectly balanced: working from home as a 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 ...

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"A grass-is-greener comedy about the quagmire of female choices" ( Woman's Own)

"Funny and intelligently written" ( Family Circle)

"One to get your teeth -- or claws -- into" ( Daily Mirror)

"A 21st century Brief Encounter" ( Choice Magazine)

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