Thirty-four-year-old Sophia, a film editor living in Soho, has (she thinks) only one living relation, her Connecticut-based grandmother Felicity. Sophia is torn between her delight in her freedom and a desire for the family ties which everyone else grumbles about. Her current bedmate seems to be in love with a glamorous film star; her mad mother is dead. All she has is Felicity. But Felicity is not your average granny. Temperamental, sophisticated, chic, she has seen much of life and is prepared to see more. Even if it is from a twilight home. As the two women's stories unravel, the past rears up with all its grimness and irony, but points the way to a future which may redeem them both.
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