I am a fan of Shirley Conran, having read Savages some years ago. This was nothing like Savages, and, to be honest, was a bit of a disappointment to me. Mimi joins the Jolly Troupers at 13 to escape from a cruel home life. There she meets Betsy and her mother, and both girls travel the country with the troupe, entertaining audiences with their singing.
The girls are best friends until something dreadful happens which sets them both off on a spiral of revenge, one against the other. Pride and stubbornness prevents the girls from making up their quarrel and it escalates for decades, affecting relationships with future husbands and family until something else happens and the two grown… Read more