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A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship, for anyone who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Keeper of Lost Things and Three Things about Elsie.

It's never too late to grow old disgracefully....

The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. 

Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their 80s. 

But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. 

Can she channel her 'inner Helen Mirren' and find love and friendship in her twilight years?

©2018 Joanna Nell (P)2018 Hachette Australia

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Very slow story. Narrator shouts too much!

very slow story and nothing really happens

The narrator shouts the dialogue between characters. We get it!! The characters are old and perhaps hard of hearing but we are not....well at least I wasn'tbefore starting this book anyway.