Lou, a freelance journalist, leaves New York after the breakup of a long relationship. Taking refuge in Mim's North London house, the nerve-centre for a group of old university friends, she becomes drawn into an escalating series of personal dramas. Days Like These is about women behaving badly. It is about love and loyalty, deceit and disaster, and the onset of moral choices. In a world where you can touch most things, what - and who - is untouchable? Told with wit, humour and sophistication Days Like These tests the bonds between friends.
Virginia Duigan wrote the screenplay of the 1998 movie The Leading Man, starring Jon Bon Jovi, Thandie Newton and Barry Humphries. Before becoming a novelist, Duigan worked as a journalist, broadcaster, editor and TV scriptwriter. She was a regular feature writer on The National Times, and contributed documentaries to ABC radio. She was a freelance contributor to The Bulletin, The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review, Cinema Papers, and in London to the The Observer and The Times. She was Literary Editor of The National Times, and a theatre, book, film and restaurant reviewer. She has been a book and ABC TV script editor, and also a feature film script assessor for the Australian Film Commission.