Juno and JulietBy Julian Gough
A perfect slice of page-turning, intelligent escapism - a romantic comedy with a positively Shakespearean comic ending. `Juno & Juliet' has twin blonde sisters, eighteen, arriving at university in Galway from their Tipperary home (and going back home for a classic drunken Christmas holiday reunion with their schoolmates), and sets each off on a romantic odyssey... `Juno & Juliet' is a lovely, cheering entertainment, drenched in goodwill and romance. It has star-cross'd lovers, dire student drama, bad acid trips, amusing musings on the New Ireland, excruciating family dinners, a stalker, poison-pen letters; all sorts. Above all, it's a happy book, with an unashamedly happy ending.