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Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word

Linda Kelsey

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A funny, wise and touching look at all the issues closest to our hearts. The novel grown-up girls have been waiting for.

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?

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Praise for Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word

  • 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

  • The novel is fun and frothy and very good - Evening Standard

  • A witty, involving novel - Easy Living

  • A statement of intent, if ever there was one! - Choice

  • Funny, spiky, and with the ring of truth on every page - Rosie Thomas

  • Funny, perceptive - I absolutely loved it. - Penny Vincenzi

  • 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, wise, true and not just for women of fifty! - Wendy Holden

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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.

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