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Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word by Linda Kelsey

Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word


Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word by Linda Kelsey

For all fans of Thursdays in the Park, Quartet or Amour - or the perfect 50th birthday gift.Life begins at fifty . . . Well, it certainly does for Hope, though not at all as she had planned. She reluctantly hits her half-century on New Year's Day and six months later she has lost her job, her husband and her mother. But Hope has guts - and a sense of humour. By the time she reaches fifty-one, she has acquired a taste for designer underwear, a Labrador puppy - and the memory of one perfect night in Paris. Who says fifty is over the hill?


This is a coming-of-age novel with a difference. The age in question is 50, which these days is arguably more difficult to handle than those awkward teenage years. Wise, witty and wonderful. * Sue Peart, You Magazine * Compulsive and poignant with well drawn characters. * Catherine Alliott * Funny, wise, true and not just for women of fifty! * Wendy Holden * Funny, wise and proof that the perfect heroine doesn't have to be a chardonnay-swilling thirty-something, this made me laugh and weep from start to finish. Linda Kelsey has the knack of making you care about her characters and she deals with huge issues with the lightest touch. I wish I'd written this! * Cathy Kelly * Funny, perceptive - I absolutely loved it. * Penny Vincenzi * Funny, spiky, and with the ring of truth on every page * Rosie Thomas * A statement of intent, if ever there was one! * Choice * A witty, involving novel * Easy Living * The novel is fun and frothy and very good * Evening Standard * Bridget Jones for grown-ups! . . . Women of a certain age will relate to Hope as she struggles to make sense of her life. An enjoyable holiday read. * My Weekly *

About the Author

Linda Kelsey

Linda Kelsey is a former editor of Cosmopolitan and SHE, and was twice awarded Editor of the Year. She was also launch editor of Wedding Day and Executive Editor on the launch of In Style. She is now an author and freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in a variety of magazines and newspapers ranging from Good Housekeeping and Saga to the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and Jewish Chronicle. She lives in London.

Author photo © Nadia Mark

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Publication date

9th August 2007


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


384 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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