‘The Time of Her Life’ by Kate Fenton
Publication: 12th March 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Hardback, £20
A sparkling and intelligent new romantic comedy, with a sassy older heroine at its heart.
‘Carpe diem, as all our generation seem to be saying these days.’
This is the advice that Annie Stoneycroft gives to her friend Liz, who is sixty going on sixteen and trembling on the brink of a love affair Roughly translated: ‘Bloody well stop messing about and get on with it’.
Annie naturally embraces the baby boomer’s credo that old age, far from being a biological inevitability, is a mere lifestyle choice if not downright carelessness. That doesn’t stop her marshalling her friends and neighbours into suitable relationships – before it’s too late.
Perhaps it’s even time she did the same for herself. But while smart, sassy Ms Stoneycroft may temper any romantic fancies with Yorkshire common sense, what she has yet to learn is that love is like the measles. The later it strikes, the harder it hits…
Fresh, witty and contemporary, THE TIME OF HER LIFE is a deliciously perceptive romantic comedy for the modern reader.
About the author
Kate Fenton was born in Oldham, brought up in Cheshire and read PPE at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
A former features and documentary producer for BBC Radio 4, she lives in the North York Moors near Whitby with her husband Ed, a GP. She has written radio drama and journalism as well as seven novels, one of which, Lions and Liquorice, was serialised on Woman’s Hour.
Praise for Kate Fenton
“Fenton creates well-defined yet complex characters, and her novel is a rollicking read, an
engaging mix of romance, intrigue and adventure that keeps you guessing until the very end.”
“Written with relish, this is romantic comedy spiced with intrigue and farce which zings along.”
“Kate Fenton’s forte is sharp, contemporary comedy.”
Elizabeth Buchan, Mail on Sunday
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