Cassie and Rona. Rona and Cassie. Two women on a driving holiday in Northern France. A caustic, coruscating and deeply funny account of morality, dysfunctional relationships and women abroad, FOREIGN PARTS is that rare hybrid- a strikingly original novel about real life, told with accuracy, compassion and a truly saturnine delight.
"The book reassures that no matter how many times you've done something or been somewhere, the humiliations remain as burning, the pleasure as sharp as ever" Independent "A funny, original, stinging-as-a-nettle, soothing-as-a-dockleaf read" Observer "A carefully observed, caustic portrait of two opposites - one prickly, one plodding - and their troublesome but enduring friendship" New York Times "A pleasure from start to finish" Guardian "Every detail...is described with the accuracy of an X-ray and the urgency of poetry" -- Penelope Mortimer Daily Telegraph