*Quilt on Fire: The Messy Magic of Midlife
'A wildly entertaining and necessary book' ELIZABETH DAY
'A must-read for every woman' JACQUELINE WILSON
'A laugh-out-loud, haunting and beautifully crafted manual' DREDA SAY MITCHELL
In her early twenties, Christie Watson was convinced she'd found her soulmate, in a glowing flash of light that turned out to be a tealight setting her quilt on fire. Twenty years later, her bed is burning once again... as she wakes in a perimenopausal sweat, night after night.
This is the story of her journey through midlife: of the joy of letting go and the pain of the morning after, of the unstoppable power of female friendship and the struggle to raise teenagers as a single parent. It lays bare the exhilaration, agony, wonder and fears of being a middle-aged woman with a wild heart, a changing body and a new set of challenges. And as her world takes on a different shape, there's something else she starts to feel: the hot flush of possibility...
'Wickedly funny, deliciously candid and deeply moving' RACHEL CLARKE, author of Dear Life
'Give Quilt on Fire to your daughter, mother, sister, friends. A howlingly good midlife battle cry' JESS KIDD, author of Things in Jars
'Brilliant... Like having an honest conversation with a smart and funny friend' CATHY RENTZENBRINK, author of Dear Reader
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