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From the Back Cover
"Women reach fifty and think they're on the verge of liberation
and excitement, and their broken-down men just want to stay home and fart.
Or in my case, go and live in a cabin in the Rockies and fart." Sally Howe
plans to spend her husband-free year trying her hand at becoming a wildly
successful author. But she's beset by distractions - the first being a
queue of local lotharios, led by young Billy Bathgate, village postmaster
with a tartan trouser habit and an obsession with drain rods. Warm, wise
and funny, "Plotting for Beginners" offers a wry evaluation of long-haul
marriages, plus a lesson on how to hit the menopause running and seize your
freedom when the family has gone.