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Aging, Elders and Grey Power -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
    This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism - by Ashton Applewhite

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911545262 | ISBN 10: 1911545264

    From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too — until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Later Years: Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging by Bruce T. Marshall
    In Later Years: Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging - by Bruce T. Marshall

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781558968172 | ISBN 10: 1558968172

    A Unitarian Universalist minister and chaplain at a large senior residence community leads us on a journey through the stories and experiences of elders, offering insights into navigating this unique stage of life.  Drawing on scores of personal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Poems About Grandparents (Booklet) by Various poets, Selected & Introduced by Liz Soar and Pupils of Headington School
    Ten Poems About Grandparents (Booklet) - by Various poets, Selected & Introduced by Liz Soar and Pupils of Headington School

    £4.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781907598470 | ISBN 10: 1907598472

    The latest title from Candlestick Press is something of a departure: all the poems have been chosen by pupils at Headington School and the selection includes contributions written by the students themselves and by their English teacher, Liz Soar.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Fruit by Kamau Brathwaite
    Strange Fruit - by Kamau Brathwaite

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781845233082 | ISBN 10: 1845233085

    Recent winner of the Frost medal from the Poetry Society of America, Kamau Brathwaite has discovered a rich new vein of inspiration late in life, writing poems of urgency, wisdom, pain and brave humour. No poet since Hardy and Yeats has written about ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill
    Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter - by Diana Athill

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783782727 | ISBN 10: 1783782722

    Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. There, she found herself released from the daily anxieties of caring for her own property, and free to settle i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ancient Art of Growing Old by Tom Payne
    The Ancient Art of Growing Old - by Tom Payne

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099573180 | ISBN 10: 0099573180

    Bette Davis said Old age aint no place for sissies. If thats true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Grandmothers
    The Grandmothers' Movement: Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS - by May Chazan

    £20.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780773544864 | ISBN 10: 0773544860

    At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness. In 2006 the Stephen Lewis Foun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pondlife: A Swimmer
    Pondlife: A Swimmer's Journal - by Al Alvarez

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408841020 | ISBN 10: 1408841029

    The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez poet, critic, novelist, rock-climber and poker player has swum in them almost daily. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stammered Songbook: A Mother
    Stammered Songbook: A Mother's Book of Hours - by Erwin Mortier

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782270218 | ISBN 10: 1782270213

    'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.' It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away. This is Erwin Mortier's moving, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Age by Anne Karpf
    How to Age - by Anne Karpf

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780230767751 | ISBN 10: 0230767753

    Society has a deep fear of ageing. Old age is increasingly viewed as a biomedical problem, something to be avoided at all costs and then vanished away by medicine. Anne Karpf urges us to change our narrative. Exploring how our outlook on ageing is hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
    The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules - by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447250616 | ISBN 10: 1447250613

    The International Bestselling Sensation  The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way!  79-year-old Martha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing by Lynne Segal
    Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing - by Lynne Segal

    £16.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681398 | ISBN 10: 1781681392

    A passionate declaration for finding victory in survival.  In Out of Time, leading thinker Lynne Segal examines her life and surveys the work and experience of other writers and artists to explore the pleasures and perils of growing old. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend by Diana Athill
    Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend - by Diana Athill

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847084149 | ISBN 10: 1847084141

    Diana Athill has corresponded with the American poet Edward Field for over thirty years, freely sharing jokes, pleasures and pains with her old friend, and writing with an intimacy and spontaneity even more revealing than the candour of her celebrate ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting: Ageing without Growing Old by Marie de Hennezel
    The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting: Ageing without Growing Old - by Marie de Hennezel

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781447205852 | ISBN 10: 1447205855

    In this eloquent meditation on ageing, Marie de Hennezel guides us through a true art of growing old. She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with extraordinary people who 'grow old gracefully and through her experience shows us ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland (Editors)
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing - by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland (Editors)

    £22.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849052573 | ISBN 10: 1849052573

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often face unique challenges as they grow older. It is vital that those providing them with care and support understand their needs, wishes and experiences.   This book demonstrates how ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remind Me Who I Am, Again by Linda Grant
    Remind Me Who I Am, Again - by Linda Grant

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847082695 | ISBN 10: 1847082696

    At the beginning of the 1990s, Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose's illness and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Ageing: Inspiration for a Positive and Abundant Life by John Lane
    The Art of Ageing: Inspiration for a Positive and Abundant Life - by John Lane

    £10.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781900322737 | ISBN 10: 1900322730

    No young man believes he shall ever die, observed William Hazlitt. Yet ageing remains a natural part of life and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that life is brief requires us to appreciate each moment ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old is Great by Virginia Ironside
    The Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old is Great - by Virginia Ironside

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141043715 | ISBN 10: 0141043717

    When she started to clock up the years in earnest, everyone looked away and tried not to mention it. But now Virginia Ironside is actually sixty - well, sixty-five if she's honest - she's can't see what all the fuss was about. She's thrilled to be ol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years by William Leith
    Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years - by William Leith

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596691 | ISBN 10: 0747596697

    One morning, William Leith wakes up and realises that something is wrong. He is alone and at the end of his tether. Bits of him are falling apart. With his trademark darkly humorous mix of personal story and social commentary, Leith attempts to answe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age by Julia Neuberger
    Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age - by Julia Neuberger

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007226474 | ISBN 10: 0007226470

    Why we need to be better at ageing... Julia Neuberger asks why we allow our older relatives to be treated so appallingly and in her 10-point manifesto demands that we change our attitudes and behaviour towards ageing. Parachuting into fields, run ... more

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  • Cover image of book Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
    Somewhere Towards the End - by Diana Athill

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847080691 | ISBN 10: 1847080693

    Diana Athill will be ninety in December, 2007. Somewhere Towards the End tells the story of what it means to be old: how the pleasure of sex ebbs, how the joy of gardening grows, how much there is to remember, to forget, to regret, to forgive - and h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking by Toni M Calasanti & Kathleen F Slevin (editors)
    Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking - by Toni M Calasanti & Kathleen F Slevin (editors)

    £39.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415952248 | ISBN 10: 0415952247

    This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Demented by Jacky Fleming
    Demented - by Jacky Fleming

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747581512 | ISBN 10: 0747581517

    Hilarious new collection from feminist cartoonist Jacky Fleming.  Have the inevitable signs of ageing taken you completely by surprise? Do Friends Reunited emails from primary school acquaintances precipitate an instant mid-life crisis? Has you ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandmother
    Grandmother's Feng Shui Wisdom - by Chantal Monte

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781578633739 | ISBN 10: 1578633737

    Grandmother's Feng Shui Wisdom is an exquisite reminder of what's really important in this life, not least of which grandmothers themselves...  This lovely little book, a primer in balanced living and a tribute to tradition, offers insight into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph
    Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - by Jenny Joseph

    £4.99   hardback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780285634114 | ISBN 10: 0285634119

    Warning, When I Am An Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - a delightful poem that speaks of growing old in a wonderfully outrageous style! ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love, Sex and Power in Later Life: A Libertarian Perspective by Tony Gibson
    Love, Sex and Power in Later Life: A Libertarian Perspective - by Tony Gibson

    £4.50   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780900384653 | ISBN 10: 0900384654

    The revolution in sexual mores experienced in Western Europe over the past 30 years has largely bypassed the needs of older people, with the emancipated young often unable to accept that the old, especially parents and grandparents, also have a conti ... more

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