It had always been the six of us. Since we met at university twenty-five years ago, we’d faced everything together. Break-ups and marriages, motherhood and death. We were closer than sisters; the edges of our lives bled into each other.
But that was before the night of the reunion. The night of exposed secrets and jagged accusations. The night when everything changed.
And then we were five.
To celebrate the launch of When We Were Friends, author Tina Seskis has written an exclusive character profile for us, snuggle up and learn all bout Sissy below.
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Exclusive character profile – Sissy
“Darling Sissy” is how her friends often address her: Sissy is the kind of person that it’s hard to be mean to. She is meek and mild-tempered, and she’s always been the normal, boring friend, the one that people tend not to notice. She is the middle child of three from a do-gooder, religious family from Shropshire, and as her parents were so busy doing good things Sissy was rather left to her own devices as a child. She developed a great love of military history, going on to study it at Bristol. Whilst there she met Nigel, who she was convinced fancied her friend Renee, and so when he finally asked her out she was unable to believe it. Sissy and Nigel went on to get married, but Nigel got cancer and tragically died, and so now Sissy is a struggling single mother. She has a preference for wearing jeans and shorts, and with her short, mussy hair she looks like someone’s little brother. She nearly always has paint splatters on her hands (perhaps Elephant’s Breath or else magnolia) as she is trying, on a shoestring budget, to do up the house she and Nigel bought in Balham. These days she detests one of her friends’ husbands, but no-one knows that she does, or why…
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