Jane Green, author of the best-sellers "Second Chance" and "Straight Talking", examines friendships and their limits in her highly entertaining novel ... Show synopsis Jane Green, author of the best-sellers "Second Chance" and "Straight Talking", examines friendships and their limits in her highly entertaining novel "Bookends". On the shelf, but still best friends...Cath is scatty, messy and guarded. While Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy and desperate for a man of his own. They are total opposites - but equally unlucky in love. And they've stuck together through thick and thin. Because that's what best friends do. So when their beautiful friend Portia - the undisputed queen of their group of friends at university - steps back into their lives, after a ten year gap, her reappearance tests both Cath and Si's friendship to the limit. What does Portia want? Will she be a force for good in their lives, or something darker? And will Cath and Si ever get lucky in love? "Funny and poignant - you'll devour it in one sitting". ("Cosmopolitan"). "Quick, witty, unputdownable and perfect beach reading". ("Daily Mirror"). "Hugely enjoyable". ("Daily Express"). Best selling author Jane Green has captured the imaginations of readers in the UK and the US with her frank and funny approach to those day-to-day issues that affect women everywhere. Other titles also published by Penguin include "The Other Woman", "Jemima J.", "Babyville", "The Love Verb" (published as "Promises to Keep in the USA"), "Girl Friday" ("Dune Road"), "Life Swap" ("Swapping Lives"), "The Patchwork Marriage" ("Another Piece of My Heart"), "Spellbound" ("To Have and to Hold"), "The Beach House", and "Mr. Maybe".