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May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
In Your Prime acts as a witty and opinionated wake-up call for women who are rapidly approaching the dreaded 40 or have long sailed on past. You know some things, you don't know others, you may not have the money to have that London Salon haircut or the eyewateringly expensive dental treatment but there is lots that can be done to steady the Buffs and allow you to enjoy your “Prime”. As India Knight fans will know from her books Thrift and The Shops she is excellent at providing and sharing information and advice. So read with pen to hand noting down the websites and addresses of recommended sources for everything from clothing to very personal necessities for bedroom enjoyment.~ Sue Baker
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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.
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.
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Fig Tree an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Fig Tree an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Humour,|
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. Author photo © Francesco GuidiciniMore About India Knight