"Certainly not!" said Marie Sharp, when a friend suggests she join a bookclub when she turns sixty. "Bookclub people always seem to have to wade through Captain Corelli's Mandolin or, groan, The God of Small Things. They feel they've forever got to poke their brain with a pointed stick to keep it working. But either you've got a lively brain or you haven't. And anyway, I don't want to be young and stimulated any more. Those oldies who spend their lives bicycling across Mongolia at eighty and para-gliding at ninety, aren't brilliant specimens of old age. No, they're just tragic failures who haven't come to terms with aging. I want to start doing old things, not young things." Too young to get whisked away by a Stannah Stairlift, or to enjoy the luxury of a Walk-In Bath (but not so much that she doesn't enjoy comfortable shoes), Marie, is all the same, getting on in years - and she's thrilled about it! She's a bit pre-occupied about whether to give up sex - "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" - but there are compensations, like falling in love all over again - but this time with her baby grandson, Gene. Curmudgeonly, acute, and funny, this fictionalised audio diary is what happens when grumpy old women meet Bridget Jones.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Wise, funny and heart-warming ( Daily Mail)
Poignant and utterly engaging ( The Times)
`Poignant and utterly engaging' The Times
`Wise, funny and heart-warming' Daily Mail
`A delight to read' Closer
`Readers will rub their hands together with glee...few books are so
original, so entertaining and so thought-provoking' Daily Express
`This hilarious diary of a mature woman certainly gives Bridget Jones a run
for her money' OK
`Hilarious...It had me laughing out loud on the bus' Woman & Home
`Immense wit and charm' Psychologies
`The babyboomers' answer to Bridget Jones' The Independent
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description No binding. Book Condition: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Bookseller Inventory # 012-56D4-XX57