'I Had My First Child and Published My First Poetry Book in My Forties'
Anita Pati published her first book of poetry, Hiding to Nothing, which explores topics that encapsulate her life as a woman of colour. She writes for Noon about coming to this and other milestones in midlife - and feeling like a late bloomer.
My mum, the hopeless alcoholic
It's hard enough when your mother dies -- but what if you have always had to look after her? That is a whole other story.
Hooray for unlikeable heroines
We should embrace female characters who are deeply flawed and not nice
Minnie Driver talks midlife power, Hollywood & Managing Expectations
The Brit and Hollywood A-lister has published a memoir as a collection of essays. Here she talks midlife with Eleanor.
Why we love dogs: Noon talks to Dog Days author Erick Waller
How are dogs important to us and how do they relate to midlife transformations
Why we need female determination and what it means
Noon gathered an illustrious panel to talk for International Women's Day to talk about Female Determination
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
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.