Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: February 2009
Duration: 5 hours 18 minutes
The illegitimate Chance twins Dora and Nora, 75, are the black sheep of the world-famous Hazard family, a Shakespeare-orientated theatrical dynasty. The all-singing, all-dancing, swearing, aging, make-up caked, high-heeled, bawdy, gritty and totally magnetic Chance twins are two peas from the same pod. The build-up to Melchior's 100th birthday party is the catalyst for Dora to share her memoirs with you, the listener. The twins' past is full of jaw-dropping secrets and surprises, and as they doll themselves up for Melchior's grand soiree, the future looks like it will be full of juicy revelations too! Peppered with gags, tears, histories, mysteries, weird and wonderful characters, feuds and romantic (and some not-so-romantic) unions. Wise Children, like the Chance girls themselves, doesn't miss a trick.