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In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier by India Knight
  

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier

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Sue Baker's view...

With false teeth, iron perms and polyester no longer the de facto “uniform” of the older woman – where do we go from here? With parenting now seeming never-ending, children not leaving home, parents needing care – how to cope? India Knight blends advice with a life-guide leavening her narrative with personal experience. Knitting is no longer compulsory, grow old with style – and India Knight.

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Who is Sue Baker

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Journalist and author of three bestselling novels, India Knight writes a regular column in the Sunday Times, in which she voices her pretty forceful opinions on aspects of life today. In this book, her focus is on ageing – and specifically women ageing – deciding that, as she approaches fifty, life is generally better and she is happier than at times in her youth. In chapter headings like ‘Beauty and Maintenance’, ‘Family Relationships’, ‘Ailing Parents’, and ‘Living Well’, she dispenses a mixture of anecdote and advice, mostly based on experience and often amusingly astute, in an entertaining combination of memoir and ‘self-help’ book.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier by India Knight

Humane, witty, wise and full of practical advice: India Knight's guide to ageing is the book every woman has been waiting for. 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing. We have no sense of what is and isn't age-appropriate, or even of whether age-appropriateness is still relevant. We're supposed to be grown-up, but we seldom feel it.' Part guide, part memoir, part manual, in In Your Prime India Knight seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache. India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Reviews

Funny, feisty and invaluable * Good Housekeeping * Refreshingly upfront...What a relief to have sorted out my Christmas list for all my older, wiser and happier girlfriends. Thank you. * Evening Standard * India Knight tackles aging with wit...[reads like] a funny, informative conversation...often made me laugh out loud. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer * Knight's words feel like you're speaking with that friend who always gives you the best advice...an entertaining and informed read. * Stylist * Knight is tremendously opinionated, but there is something strangely comforting about her robust certainty. Reading her book is like having a conversation with a fearfully bossy but beloved old chum * Daily Mail * Brad Pitt at 50 acts as if he believes the best is yet to come. Women should feel entitled to the same belief and the contents of this book make it seem possible. * The Times * Joyous advice on how to age wisely, happily and with grace. * Prima Magazine * I read India Knight's In Your Prime last week, with an air-punch of solidarity at its acknowledgement of the pleasures of middle age. -- Tracey Thorn * New Statesman * I love India and her no-nonsense, honest and utterly hilarious guide to navigating the post-45 years. -- Marian Keyes * Mail on Sunday * India Knight has all bases covered, with great good wit and wisdom. * Daily Mail, `Summer Reads' * Blissful and unputdownable. -- Nina Stibbe


About the Author

India Knight

India Knight was born in 1965. She is the author of two novels for adults, My Life on a Plate and Don’t You Want Me?, a non-fiction collection of essays The Shops, and a book for children called The Baby. India also writes a column for the Sunday Times, alongside other newspapers and magazines. She lives in London E8 and is a mother of three.

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Publication date

7th May 2015

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
272 pages

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ISBN

9780241967836

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