Special Sub-Topic: Shopaholic and Sister
|What is the name of Becky's sister?|
Jessica Bertram. Becky is first told about her step sister when her parents come to visit her at her flat. Becky already suspects that something is wrong.
|How many years older is Jessica than Becky?|
2. Becky's dad tells her this when she first hears that she has a sister.
|At the beginning of the novel there is a page from a dictionary. What does the word 'shup' mean?|
to exchange goods for money and beads. It says 'shup ('shup'): to exchange goods for money or beads, A concept unknown by the tribe until a visit in 2002 by British visitor Rebecca Brandon (formerly Bloomwood).'
|When on honeymoon Becky and Luke are doing yoga. What causes Becky to run over the hot coals?|
A man is selling five carat aquamarines at half price.. Becky manages to convince Luke to travel aound the world for their honeymoon. When they are in Sri Lanka Becky sees a man selling five carat aquamarines at half price. She runs after him and runs straight across the hot coals.
|Becky buys a table on their honeymoon. Waht wording is carved onto it?|
Luke and Rebecca, Sri Lanka 2003. This is one of Rebecca's many purchases on their holiday. She claims 'every marriage needs a good table' to convince Luke to buy it.
|What is the name of Suze's new best friend?|
Lulu. When Becky comes back from honeymoon she finds things have changed. Suze has a new friend called Lulu who, like Suze, has children.
|What is the name of Suze's horse, that Becky rides?|
Ginger. Becky goes horse riding with Suze and Lulu. Becky buys a new riding outfit including a corsage, that, Suze points out, is to go on the horses.
|What is Jess' PHD in?|
Petrogenesis and geochemistry of fluorite hematite deposits. "Petrogenesis and geochemistry of fluorite hematite deposits" is a PHD in the study of rocks, and chemical changes of minerals in the earth.
|When Rebecca goes missing there is a clipping from a newspaper entitled 'fears for missing girl'. What is the name of the newspaper that publishes this?|
Maida Vale Chronicle. The alarm was raised by Suze when she came to visit Becky, but found she was not there.
|How does the story end?|
Becky is pregnant, we assume. Although we are not actually told she is pregnant, we are left to assume so; when Becky gets off the step ladders she says 'I'm all dizzy'. In reply to this Suze says 'I always used to get like that when I was pregnant'.
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