When Nancy Mitford pronounced that 'Sisters are a defence against life's cruel circumstances', her sister Jessica replied, 'Sisters are life's cruel circumstances'. Many of the relationships between sisters mix honey with vinegar as the Mitford's did: a blend of love and loathing, affection and admiration. Penelope Farmer, herself a sister, explores this heady mix in all its guises.
Reading and enjoying these absorbing pieces, we could be forgiven for thinking that there are as many kinds of sisterhood as there are women.
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 12 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm