Do twins mean double trouble?
Friday 13 July, 1956. Peter and Mary Horne had not expected twins and with their premature arrival, Peter had difficulty convincing even his own father that he was now the proud dad of identical twins, Christopher Mark Horne and Stephen John Horne, born 5.55 and 6.00 in the morning at National Women’s Hospital in Auckland.
With laugh-out-loud humour, and a little humility, Steve writes of the twins’ adventures and misadventures in an easy-to-read style.
Double trouble? Described by a harassed home-helper as ‘cunning little buggers’, you be the judge as you chuckle and reflect on their life experiences.
As you read this memoir of adventures and misadventures, you will reach your own conclusions to this question. Written in chronological order, there are over 70 stories, many laugh-out-loud funny, divided into four sections.
Part I THE EARLY YEARS: an amalgamation of distant memories about what twin Steve Horne thinks happened, what actually happened and what he would like to have happened.
Part II THE NOT SO EARLY YEARS: the causes and consequences of trouble involve more family members and grown-ups.
Part III THE TEENAGE YEARS: contains the most stories. No surprise really. Teenage boys can do the dumbest things!
Part IV THE LATER YEARS: stories show that trouble in our later years happened to us both individually and collectively as Steve’s twin, Chris, and he now live their lives in different locations