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No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses by Virginia Ironside

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Probably one for the reader who does need reading glasses, this a fun and frivolous look at growing old-er fairly disgracefully. Though light and easy to read it offers a very interesting view of what life is like for 60+ exploring the new middle age.


No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses by Virginia Ironside

Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. Her family around her and a man who loves her means that life is good - but nothing stays the same for long. Marie's golden years are filled with as much drama - love, laughter and tears - as ever. Which just goes to show that getting on a bit does not mean giving up - or even growing up.


'Funny, often agonisingly sad - and familiar'
The Lady

'Witty and affectionate, wise but never pious, this is a delightfully irreverent look at growing older' - The Spectator

'Ironside continues to mine her seam of silver-haired humour ... This latest rage against the dying of the light will win new fans and delight the old' - Daily Mail

About the Author

Virginia Ironside

Virginia Ironside is a journalist, agony aunt and author, and a creator of the onewoman show The Virginia Monologues. She lives in London and has one son and two grandsons.

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Publication date

27th February 2014


Virginia Ironside

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Quercus Publishing


400 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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