The Coincidence is a fascinating and moving tale that revolves areound the various episodes in a young woman's life; her childhood in West Hamstead, where she lives with her beloved grandmother; the hardships that follow her grandmother's untimely death. She starts work in a department store; strives to continue her education and pays for it by running a stall in Camden Market. She learns how to fit in socially at university and realises that making money from a market stall is not easy especially when she has to stand beside her stall on cold winter days to earn the money to pay for her degree course. Elizabeth Louise tells her own life story; her early years, her student life in London, her travels to a third world country where she finds work as a teacher and is exposed to different cultures. She encounters homosexuality, AIDS, love and loss and tells how she copes iwth the pains and pleasures of growing up. You will not be able to forget the amazing and surprising 'Coincidence'. This is an enjoyable, often touching tale that explores London's multicultrual environment and foreign cultures as it delves into a more personal world of love, loss and conciliation.