Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. She's working part time so there are more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, the cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed. All this, plus the Daily Rant's screaming headlines to wake her up in the morning. Life's good. But nothing stays the same for long. A roller-coaster of a year beckons - a year that contains love and death, laughter and tears and the bizarre decision to take up temporary residence in a tree. Always funny, often touching, No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses shows that getting on a bit does not mean giving up or even growing up.
Virginia Ironside is a journalist, agony aunt and author, and the creator of the one-woman show The Virginia Monologues. She lives in London and has one son and two grandsons.