'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
'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
From the Inside Flap
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.