Written as Georgie Hall
Hot, bothered and about to take a second shot at freedom.
Eliza is angry. Very angry, and very, very hot.
Late for work and dodging traffic, she’s still reeling from the latest row with husband Paddy. Twenty-something years ago, their eyes met over the class divide in oh-so-cool Britpop London, but while Paddy now seems content filling his downtime with canal boats and cricket, Eliza craves the freedom and excitement of her youth. Fifty sounds dangerously close to pensionable: her woke children want to cancel her, a male motorist has just called her a ‘mad old bat’ and to cap it all her hormones are on the run. Who knew menopause was puberty’s evil older sister?
But then a moment of heroism draws an unexpected admirer, and Eliza sets out to discover whether the second half of life can be a glass half full after all. She might suffer mental fog and night sweats – and have temporarily mislaid her waist – but this is her renaissance.
Published by Head of Zeus in hardback/e-book/audio-book 2021
Paperback: May 2022
We declare this divinely funny, warm, and engaging novel about navigating family life during the menopause a must-read’ LoveReading
‘A very funny read’ Bella
‘This just made me laugh out loud! It is smart and funny … Eliza is frank, feisty and fun, a character who I think many will feel affection for’ Adele Parks, Platinum
‘Georgie Hall has created a brand new, funny and brilliantly honest voice in this hugely relatable book. I loved the mix of comedy, warmth and frank reality’ Sophie Kinsella
‘This novel is everything a fantastic read should be: insightful, funny, truthful, sensitive, beautifully-observed & above all well-told. Menopause hit her – she hit it back HARD! READ IT!!’ Freya North
‘Warm, wise and laugh-out-loud witty, Eliza and her unexpected midlife resurgence are simply magnificent. Bridget Jones on HRT (and bigger pants). I absolutely loved it’ Lucy Dillon
‘Beautifully written and smart as a whip, this is a funny and truthful novel about love and life past the big five-0. Hall has created a character that mid-life readers can not only root for but identify with too’ Mike Gayle
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