India Knight is the author of My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, and The Shops. She is columnist for The Sunday Times and is a mother of three.
Neris Thomas is a film producer and artist; she has one daughter. For years Neris and India used to bump into each other at parties; invariably wearing the same dress, because they were both on the porky side, but with a taste for clothes. However, this year they are buying each other tiny little designer jeans.