Jane and Emily are intensely loyal but their personalities and histories are strikingly different. Jane is gentle and considerate, pragmatic, and divorced. Emily, who is willful, talented, and passionate, has been disappointed by love, life, and herself. Now in their forties, they find themselves in Florence after Emily calls off her wedding. Against a backdrop of art, history, and tourism they try to find out what happiness is, and what or who can help them live it. Aria is a deep and engaging exploration of love and fulfilment.
Rowan is 15, and likes what the mirror shows her. Life is messy but she's not the kind to talk about it. When her hair begins to fall out, her French granny, Sylvie, takes her to Paris clinics and salons, but her new chic style soon falls apart. School resumes after the summer but Rowan can't face her friends or the boy she fancies - even before she loses the last hair on her head. But at an Alopecia UK support group, she meets Daisy Waterhouse.