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Portrait photograph of authors Jenny Eclair and Judith Holder

Wendy - For Women of a Certain Age
by Jenny Éclair & Judith Holder

From the creators of Grumpy Old Women comes a hilarious, irreverent and beautifully designed ode to the joys, angers, desires and embarrassments of middle-aged women.

The Certain Age is the Greatest Age, a time to lay back and enjoy the comforts of a cardi and slipper-filled existence, to pay due credit to the nutritional values of pre-packaged food, to lovingly daydream about replacing your man with a Daniel Craig lookalike.

But it’s not all loose-fitting clothing and fake Hollywood boyfriends, there are the pitfalls and heartaches too: working out the best fad diet, worrying about your husband’s (and your own) expanding waistline, or managing to dance at a wedding without forcing all the other guests to run away screaming.

The Authors
Jenny Eclair is an actress, novelist and the first female comedian to win the Perrier Award. Jenny started out writing punk poetry and performing in a band called Cathy La Crème and the Rum Babies. After a career change to stand up comedy Jenny adopted the name 'Eclair' after pretending to be French whilst in Blackpool.

Judith Holder is a successful TV producer and writer and one half of the brains behind the award-winning and bestselling Grumpy Old Women brand.

Portrait photograph of author Sophie Hannah

The Point of Rescue
by Sophie Hannah

Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she never thought she’d hear again: Mark Bretherick.

It’s a name she ought not to recognise. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling her job and a young family, Sally didn’t tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she treated herself to a secret holiday in a remote hotel. All she wanted was a bit of peace – some time to herself – but it didn’t work out that way. Because Sally met a man – Mark Bretherick.

All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the photograph on the news is of a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead....

'The Point of Rescue’ is a compelling and disquieting story, told with the author’s usual panache'
Daily Telegraph

The Author
Following the success and critical acclaim of both Little Face and Hurting Distance, this is Sophie Hannah’s third psychological thriller. As an award winning short story writer and poet, her work is studied at school and degree level across the UK and has been a fellow at both Cambridge and Oxford. She now lives in Yorkshire with a young family.

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