Books

Poems for midlife

Allie Esiri's collection A Poet for Every Day of the Year features poems for life's big and little moments. We excerpt ones for empty nest, hope, love and more

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At school I wanted to be a writer but the careers teacher suggested hairdressing. At 60 I finally got published

Julie Owen Moylan always wanted to be a writer. She finally stopped listening to her doubts...and made it come true

September 2021: Books to read now

We're welcoming autumn with a great list of the best books to read now. Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club, shares her top picks.

August 2021: What to read now

Getting ready for your long-awaited holiday? You'll need a great book. Let this list from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club, be your guide.

July 2021: What to read now

Discover the newest, great reads with this exclusive list from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club.

At 47 I was diagnosed with cancer - my local ladies running club saved my life

After a cancer diagnosis, Josie Lloyd discovered a group of running friends who helped her regain gallows humour and hope.

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The new literary prize for midlife writers

The literary agency Watson, Little's new prize celebrates midlife writers and women's stories

June 2021: What to read now

Discover the best books to read, with advice from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club.

Books that got me through my dark night

Reading can get your though the tough times in life, says Sam Baker, including menopause.

My new chapter - novelist at 78

All her life Kirsteen Stewart had wanted to write. It's never too late...

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