About Time: Growing Old Disgracefully


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Something in our world is changing. In ten years time 60% of us will be over 55. The retirement age is likely to move up to 70; modern medicine ensures that most of us will live well in to our 80s and most of us will choose to do some work, paid or voluntary, while we are still physically able. Yet older people have, as yet, no role in modern society. Old age is regarded as an invonvenience, something to be shunned and set apart from our daily lives. In this frank, often funny and always compelling disquisition on ageing, ...

About Time: Growing Old Disgracefully 2010, John Murray Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780719569869

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About Time: Growing Old Disgracefully 2009, John Murray Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781848540231