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How to Age Disgracefully Signed First Edition

Clare Pooley author


Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Published:20th Jun '24


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How to Age Disgracefully cover

'Uplifting, heartwarming and joyful. Restored my faith in humankind' - Ruth Jones

When age makes you invisible, secrets are easier to hide

Daphne knows that age is just a number. She also knows that society no longer pays her any attention – something she’s happy to exploit to help her hide a somewhat chequered past.

But finding herself alone on her 70th birthday, with only her plants to talk to and neighbours to stalk online, she decides she needs some friends. Joining a Senior Citizen's Social Club she’s horrified at the expectation she’ll spend her time enduring gentle crafting activities. Thankfully, the other members – including a failed actor addicted to shoplifting and a prolific yarn-bomber – agree.

After a tragic accident, the local council threaten to close the club – but they have underestimated the wrong group of pensioners...and with the help of a teenage dad and a geriatric, orphaned dog, the incongruous gang set out to prove it.

As long as their pasts don't catch up with them first…

Uplifting, heartwarming and joyful. Restored my faith in humankind, it’s the perfect book to escape to in these troubled times. So funny, so moving, and so glad I read it. * Ruth Jones *
Utterly hysterical and full of heart, with hugely loveable characters, a dialogue that had me in stitches and many profound moments. A totally wonderful, spirit-lifting read! * Helly Acton *
A warm and uplifting story about making friends, smashing stereotypes and the importance of community - I loved it * Sarah Turner *
Clare Pooley weaves together the most cleverly flawed and lovable characters and then sets them free to prove that we are limitless at any age. How to Age Disgracefully is a love letter to the human spirit * Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script *
Joyful, life-affirming and full of heart, How to Age Disgracefully is an absolute riot of a read, full of perfectly flawed characters who made me laugh, cry and cheer. . .you'll never look at a septuagenarian the same way again! * Freya Sampson *
Funny, warm, wise and a total riot * Beth Morrey *
Another stunning book from Clare Pooley, How to Age Disgracefully is guaranteed to warm your heart and brighten your days. Enthralling, vibrant, deliciously eccentric and just so funny * Hazel Prior *
Reading this book felt like a warm hug and its endearing, witty characters like old friends (Daphne is my hero!). I can’t recommend it enough * Tess Amy *
Praise for Clare Pooley * : *
Pooley's characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page * Mike Gayle *
A glorious triumph of a novel; warm funny and moving with an unforgettable cast of characters * Rosie Walsh *
Totally original, thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying read * Katie Fforde *
Insighful, funny and full of warmth * Sarah Morgan *

ISBN: 9781787637146-SF

Dimensions: 222mm x 138mm x 40mm

Weight: 500g

368 pages