Released on 27 August 2015.

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My Friend Monica

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Bursting into Janet Sandison's life at the moment of her marriage to 'Twice' Alexander comes the mercurial, red-haired Monica who hits post-war Scotland like a tornado.

Through Monica, Janet and Twice find the charming row of old cottages that becomes their home-and incidentally Monica's too, since she decides to move in with them.

At a time when Janet most needs help, Monica is there. But why should she have set her cap at Twice?

In the media

We meet old friends again and Janet's collection of originals is much enriched-Makes us look forward more than ever to other "Friends"
Exuberant native wit-her characters clamour to be heard
Times Literary Supplement