No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses
Grumpy old women meet Bridget Jones in the continuing story of Marie Sharp, who first appeared in Virginia Ironside’s bestseller, No! I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub. Marie may be ‘getting on a bit’ but it’s certainly not getting her down. Having her family around her and a man who loves her means that life is good - but nothing stays the same for long. Marie’s golden years are filled with as much drama - love, laughter and tears - as ever. Which just goes to show that getting on a bit does not mean giving up - or even growing up.
Virginia Ironside is a journalist, agony aunt and author, and a creator of the one-woman show The Virginia Monologues. She lives in London and has one son and two grandsons.
‘I once thought I was Bridget Jones and now I want to be Marie Sharp: funny, sensible,
poignant, life-affirming, entertaining and oh so human. A novel that’s so good, it should be available on the NHS’ Bookbag
Monday 17 March at 1.30pm