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No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses Kindle Edition

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'Funny, often agonisingly sad - and familiar' The Lady.

'Witty and affectionate, wise but never pious, this is a delightfully irreverent look at growing older' The Spectator.

'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.

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Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. Now she has stopped teaching art, she's taken up painting again, and there are many more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, her cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed. All this, plus the Daily Rant's screaming headlines to wake her up in the morning. Life's good. But nothing stays the same for long. A roller-coaster of a year beckons - a year that contains love and death, laughter and tears and the bizarre decision to take up temporary residence in a tree. Always funny, often touching, No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses! shows that getting on a bit does not mean giving up or even growing up.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 800 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; 1st edition (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093LRUWS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I laughed a lot and cried at the end. The author writes wonderfully about children. It's a moral book---
if you want to be happier in old age stop thinking about yourself, try to be interested in other people
even as you relish their occasional awfulness. A book for all grandparents who deserve a second chance.
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An easy book to read but rather twee in parts. Being the same age as Marie the main character, I was able to relate and laugh at her descriptions of life when you get older. I expected more from this book it left me somehow unsatisfied. Marie began to really get on my nerves towards the end, she was just to good to be true.
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The book is so funny and I recognise so much of myself in it. It is real and has a healthy approach to our twilight years laced with poignism.
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I had already read "No! I don't want to join a book club" - some years ago and loved it so much I recommended it to all my friends and my sisters. When I saw this on Kindle I bought it straight away and wasn't disappointed its wonderful. Its funny, sad, tragic in places but totally enthralling and actually spookily accurate. Not everything applies of course but when it does you know that it happened just that way to you. I cannot recommend this book too highly. My sister says that this and the book club one should be compulsory reading for those of us reaching maturity!!
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As this is my age group I thoroughly identified with the 60's life. More please as it is a smashing age and who says the young have all the interest in life.
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Quite entertaining read but I had expected something more factual rather than novel/diary style. Some amusing moments and observations though.
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An easy read with many amusing parts. I could sympathise with many of the incidences in her book and agree that life is not all downhill after 60.
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I had read Virginia Ironside's ' No, I don't want to join a Book Club' and laughed our loud as so many of her experiences matched my own. This new book carries on the story from where Book Club left off. It is still witty but tinged with sadness too, as Archie gets ill and her beloved grandson goes to New York with his parents. She gets through her difficulties with humour and the help of friends.

I hope the story continues.
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