Josie Lawrence reads Lynne Truss' wickedly comic tale of Doppelganger madness and domestic mayhem in Battersea. Belinda Johansson feels as though she hasn't a minute to herself. There are newspaper articles to write, children's books to finish, a serious tome on literary doubles to research and, to top it all, an imaginary rat called Neville seems to have set up home in her alimentary canal and is running his own, extremely lively, circus down there.
Help is at hand - when Belinda commits the cardinal sin of pinching her friend's cleaner, Linda, it seems as though her luck is about to change. In no time the wondrous Linda has everything under control - including Belinda's mother, her Swedish husband Stefan and her lecherous agent. But as the efficient young woman untangles the strands of Belinda's complicated existence, dark secrets come into the open and the streets of Battersea and Sweden pulsate with mysteries of mixed identity worthy of Belinda's own book. If this is life imitating art, how on earth will the story end?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000
- 141 x 108mm