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    No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year | Virginia Ironside

    No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
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    Don't harass her about parasailing or taking Italian language courses. Forget about suggesting she join a gym. Marie Sharp may be a little creaky in the bones as she heads toward the big 6-0, but she's fine with it. She would rather do without all the moving-to-Florida-bicycling-across-Mongolia-for-the-hell-of-it hoopla that her friends insist upon. She's already led an exciting life: she came of age in the 1960s, after all.

    Telling it like it is

    The first chapter of this book reads like a conversation I'd have with my friends about getting older and how much we really prefer it to being young...Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2007 by Barbara (Pullman, WA, United States)
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    No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub | Virginia Ironside

    No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated By Marlene Sidaway
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    Too young to be whisked away by a Stannah Stairlift or to enjoy the luxury of a walk-in-bath, Marie Sharp is horrified when a friend suggests she join a bookclub as she turns 60. Bookclub people feel they must poke their brain with a pointed stick to keep it working - they're as bad as oldies who cycle across Mongolia in their 80s or paraglide in their 90s. As far as Marie is concerned, they're tragic failures who haven't come to terms with ageing.

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  • 2
    No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses | Virginia Ironside

    No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated By Maggie Ollerenshaw
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    Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. She's working part time so there are more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, the cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed.

    LOVE This!

    Love the adventures of Marie and look forward to the next installment! Funny, entertaining, and relevant.

    Reviewed on February 16 2016 by Katherine M. MacIver (Lowell, MA United States)
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    No, Thanks! I'm Quite Happy Standing! | Virginia Ironside

    No, Thanks! I'm Quite Happy Standing!

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Marie is turning 69 this year, but there are no signs of her slowing down - she has a new lodger (very into conspiracy theories), an intractable iPhone to wrestle with, and a trip to India to plan! As usual the year brings plenty of challenges as well as opportunities. Marie is burgled, which sends the street into uproar. Ex-husband David is still around and getting rather too close for comfort.

    LOVE the story line!

    Yes, although I cannot tolerate the narrator. I will get used to it.

    Reviewed on April 21 2016 by Katherine M. MacIver (Lowell, MA United States)