• ‘She was like a second mother': growing up with my mum and her identical twin

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Having two parents is complicated enough: what's it like when your mother's twin also moves in? My mum, aunty and I are strolling down the street with wooden shopping trolleys clasped in our right hands, mine a miniature version of theirs. We're on our way to Ridley Road market in London, to fill the baskets up with cut-price clothing, trinkets and treats. Midway down the street, while my aunty is looking in a shop, someone comes up to Mum and clasps her in a warm embrace. “Lovely to see you, Pauline,” they say. My mum looks bemused. “I'm not Pauline,” she replies, “I'm Jacqui.” There's an...
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