No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub Paperback
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 preoccupied about whether to give up sex - Ouch!
Ouch! Ouch! - but there are compensations, like falling in love with her baby grandson, and maybe falling in love with someone else too.
Curmudgeonly, acute, touching and funny, this diary is what happens when grumply old women meet Bridget Jones.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, no pictures
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/07/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141025834
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Review by lydiasbooks
Hilarious, true-to-life book. Great insight into how people live, realistic characters and great lines.
Review by mojacobs
The diary of a 60-year old London divorced woman. She's decided she has had enough of sex and from now on will only go for friendship, she is definitely not looking for a partner.But right from the start, "methinks the lady protests too much" and you can see the love interest coming from miles away! A good enough read, with nice asides about friendship, becoming a granny, the joys of being old and the sadness of losing friends. "Charming, wise, funny and heartwarming", says the cover.... mmyes, kind of. "A diary of growing old disgracefully": not really!