By Diana Evans
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, stay within the loft of 26 Waifer road. it's a position of beanbags, nectarines and secrets and techniques, and viewers should always knock earlier than getting into. Down under there isn't such concord. Their Nigerian mom places cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious methods of facing homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. compelled to create their very own identities, the Hunter teenagers construct a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers intercourse, excessive heels and natural hairdressing, the twins organize for a flapjack empire, and child sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. it really is whilst the truth comes knocking that the fantasies of adolescence begin to fall down. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a global of separateness and solitude, and which ones may be stronger?
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1 What is emphasized by the words 'fiction' and 'dream'?  2 'Passion' is used here in a wider sense than that in which it is commonly used today. (a) What does it mean here? (b) How is it used today? 3 'Conceit' (lines 563 and 567) refers to the concept within the player's mind of how his scene should be performed. The word was also used at the time to describe a certain type of literary metaphor involving wit (see the chapter on John Donne). How has this word changed in its meaning and usage?
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