No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub

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Fig Tree, 2006 - Diary fiction - 246 pages
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'It's great to be old!' - that's Marie Fergusson's motto on turning sixty, in this funny, touching fictionalized diary by Virginia Ironside. There's the obsession with obituary columns, whether one will get Alzheimer's ('or whatever it's called, can't remember'). There's the introduction of the chiropodist (and the disappearance of the gynaecologist). There's sex - 'Ouch! Ouch! OUCH!' And, of course, the glorious arrival of the first grandchild. Not forgetting the funerals ('Far, far jollier than weddings'). Curmudgeonly, acute and funny, this is grumpy old woman meets Bridget Jones for the 60-plus market, but also for those who aren't there yet.

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Virginia Ironside is a journalist, agony aunt, and author, divorced living in West London. She has one son, one grandson.

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