The Mid-Life Crisis: Social Stereotypes from the Telegraph Magazine by Victoria Mather hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
John Murray, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the half-title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Serendipity is horribly aware that shes entering the environs of the elasticated waistband. And these days it seems to be the arrival of her rose and bulb catalogues that inspires a thrill of near-erotic pleasure. As for her husband Stanton, at the first signs of receding hair he compensated by buying a new Harley-Davidson complete with helmet. But, much like Stans hairline, their blithe mantra that theres no such thing as middle age might just be beginning to wear a little thin.
Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape are back with another achingly funny cocktail of Social Stereotypes. There is the ever-enthusiastic Antonia who works for Dimwit PR, speaks in exclamation marks and is just too, too blonde; Rachel, the new Tory, who puts other mums to shame with her I-got-a-first-and-I-also-have-a-cleavage self-assurance; and the competitive grannies who fight tooth-and-nail for sole influence over their darling little grandson, Joshua.
From The Long Lunchers to The Over-Attentive Shop Assistant, every foible is delicately detailed and every character strikes a chord. Youll no doubt have already run across a couple of them today.
Introduction by: Graydon Carter
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
96 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £8.50 on my delightful website… but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…