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A Tale of Two Sisters actually has three stories in it by Anne Coates, plus a substantial extract from "White Christmas" by Emma Lee-Potter. All three of Anne's stories deal with the universal themes of human loves and jealousies- and in each case, things are not quite as they seem...
The longest and main story, A Tale of Two Sisters, covers a number of years by means of some subtlely placed memories and flashbacks of the protagonist sister, Rosamund. Rosamund's love for her children and husband own family and her envy of her of her more talented sister Elizabeth are deftly revealed partly through her innermost thoughts but also through her actions. Look out for the "Wuthering Heights" moment of a conversation incompletely overheard - and its consequence.
In all three stories there's plenty of characterisation and the seeds of information are sown but intriguingly, each one has an unexpected twist.
An ideal read for medium hop train journeys.