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No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses

Marie Sharp 2

By Virginia Ironside

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Grumpy old women meet Bridget Jones in the continuing story of Marie Sharp, first met in the bestseller 'No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub' - perfect for fans of Jenny Eclair and Sue Townsend

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.

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Virginia Ironside is a journalist, agony aunt and author, and the creator of the one-woman show Growing Old Disgracefully. She lives in West London and has one son and two grandsons.

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  • ISBN: 9781780878607
  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2014
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Quercus
'Funny, often agonisingly sad - and familiar' The Lady. — Lady
'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. — Daily Mail
'Witty and affectionate, wise but never pious, this is a delightfully irreverent look at growing older' The Spectator. — Spectator
[Ironside's] style of writing is endearing, her escapades laugh-out-loud funny, her thoughts and feeling often poignant [and] her observations pin sharp — Choice Magazine on (No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses)
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