How to Age Disgracefully



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Author: Pooley, Clare

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 20 June 2024 by Transworld Publishers Ltd (Bantam (Transworld)) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 368 pages
220 x 145 x 30 | 478g

'Uplifting, heartwarming and joyful. Restored my faith in humankind' - Ruth JonesWhen age makes you invisible, secrets are easier to hideDaphne knows that age is just a number. She also knows that society no longer pays her any attention – something she’s happy to exploit to help her hide a somewhat chequered past.

But finding herself alone on her 70th birthday, with only her plants to talk to and neighbours to stalk online, she decides she needs some friends. Joining a Senior Citizen's Social Club she’s horrified at the expectation she’ll spend her time enduring gentle crafting activities. Thankfully, the other members – including a failed actor addicted to shoplifting and a prolific yarn-bomber – agree.

After a tragic accident, the local council threaten to close the club – but they have underestimated the wrong group of pensioners...and with the help of a teenage dad and a geriatric, orphaned dog, the incongruous gang set out to prove it.

As long as their pasts don't catch up with them first…