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The Granny who Stands on Her Head: Reflections on growing older

“Somewhere in the middle of my seventies, I realised that I liked being old.”

The Granny who Stands on Her Head by Ann RichardsonSo begins this set of engaging stories and thoughts on growing older.

Part memoir and part reflection on the joys and challenges of modern life, this book explores the nature of old age and how it compares to what came before. I argue that being older does not have to be feared. Even better, it can be fun.

A refreshing – and often funny – look at a wide range of issues, this book challenges head on many of the prevalent myths and taboos surrounding old age.

“A warm, thoughtful and uplifting meditation on the perks and pitfalls of growing older. Made me want to stand on my head, too!”   Carl Honoré, author of Bolder

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