The Time of their Lives

by Maeve Haran

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

The Time of their Lives Synopsis

Haven't you heard? Sixty is the new forty ...Each month best friends Claudia, Sal, Ella and Laura meet for drinks, celebrating 45 years of friendship. They know each other and their lives inside out. Their ambitions, careers, husbands, lovers, children, hopes, fears, the paths taken and not taken ...Sal had spent a lifetime building a career as a successful magazine editor but she hadn't banked on the one thing over which she had no control. Claudia loved her urban existence - the thought of the country sent shivers down her spine. But, as many women will know, other people's needs always seem to come first ...Ella is ready to try something different. But she hadn't bargained on quite such a radical change ...Laura succumbed to the oldest cliche in the book. But it didn't make it any easier to accept. Outside of the supportive world of their friendships, they find their lives are far from what they expected - the generation that wanted to change the world didn't bargain on getting old. A truthful, provocative, funny and inspiring novel, The Time of their Lives, asks hard questions about what the world offers women as they get older and finds both moving and joyously uplifting answers in the different ways the four friends celebrate their coming of age ...

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The Good Book Guide Review

A story revolving around the enduring power of female friendships, the more unusual feature of Maeve Haran’s entertaining novel is that all of its central protagonists are in their sixties. For Sal, Claudia, Ella and Laura their forty-year friendship has proved mutually sustainable, a source of fun, solace and monthly chats. But for these members of the baby-boomer generation the prospect of ageing is one that they greet sceptically, and as each faces their individual challenges – ill health, infidelity or relocation – they discover that life, just as John Lennon once opined, is indeed ‘what happens when you’re busy making other plans.’

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ISBN: 9781447253891
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447253891
Publication date: 19th June 2014
Author: Maeve Haran
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 544 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Maeve Haran

Maeve is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and mother of three grown-up children. She started her writing career with the international bestseller, Having It All, which explored the dilemmas of balancing career and motherhood. Maeve has written eight further contemporary novels and two historical novels. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, two which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year. She lives in North London with her husband and a very scruffy Tibetan terrier.

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