A Certain Age


Author: Allen Crisp

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 0719530040

Category: Literature

Page: 111

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A Certain Age

Rebbecca Ray. PENGUIN BOOKS A CERTAIN AGE Rebbecca Ray lives in central London and is currently on holiday. REBBECCA RAY A Certain Age PENGUIN BOOKS.


Author: Rebbecca Ray

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927367

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'I lost my virginity to a twenty-five year-old man. And on a schoolnight, too.' Sex with an Older Man Parents who don't understand Politics in the playground Blowjobs behind the bike-sheds Skinning up in the schoolyard It's what happens when you reach a Certain Age. Just the hormones kicking in. We've all been there . . . haven't we? A CERTAIN AGE - the reality behind the problem pages. It's what Just 17 never told you about growing up.

A Certain Age

Personal names, also, I spell depending on how I saw a particular person write his or her name: thus Soemardjan (in the ... to what they and I wanted to convey are there, in how we talked, at a certain age, in this promenade fashion.


Author: Rudolf Mrázek

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392682

Category: History

Page: 328

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A Certain Age is an unconventional, evocative work of history and a moving reflection on memory, modernity, space, time, and the limitations of traditional historical narratives. Rudolf Mrázek visited Indonesia throughout the 1990s, recording lengthy interviews with elderly intellectuals in and around Jakarta. With few exceptions, they were part of an urban elite born under colonial rule and educated at Dutch schools. From the early twentieth century, through the late colonial era, the national revolution, and well into independence after 1945, these intellectuals injected their ideas of modernity, progress, and freedom into local and national discussion. When Mrázek began his interviews, he expected to discuss phenomena such as the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. His interviewees, however, wanted to share more personal recollections. Mrázek illuminates their stories of the past with evocative depictions of their late-twentieth-century surroundings. He brings to bear insights from thinkers including Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Le Corbusier, and Marcel Proust, and from his youth in Prague, another metropolis with its own experience of passages and revolution. Architectural and spatial tropes organize the book. Thresholds, windowsills, and sidewalks come to seem more apt as descriptors of historical transitions than colonial and postcolonial, or modern and postmodern. Asphalt roads, homes, classrooms, fences, and windows organize movement, perceptions, and selves in relation to others. A Certain Age is a portal into questions about how the past informs the present and how historical accounts are inevitably partial and incomplete.

A Certain Age

One 62-year-old instructor said: I think when they get past a certain age the much older ones don't care, but the ones around the mid-forties to their sixties are a bit embarrassed if they are a bit overweight.


Author: Marilyn Poole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000319477

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Older women run their own businesses. Older women go to aerobics classes. Older women fall in love. In fact, older women have active lives and make a major contribution to the community despite the the public assumption that they are past their use-by date. A Certain Age explores the public and private worlds of older women. Challenging the emphasis on declining health in other studies of ageing, it looks at the interactions between older women and family, friends and the community, as well as their work and leisure activities. The authors discuss the factors that are important in older woman's lives such as home, menopause, fitness, learning, widowhood and intimacy. They show that many older women maintain good health and an independent lifestyle while others experience barriers that prevent them from continuing to be active members of their community. A Certain Age is valuable reading for anyone who works with older people, develops programs or policies for older people, or is interested in the experience of growing older.

Children of a Certain Age

Since I selected stories that I felt reflected themes common to most families , I am certain they will ring ... Indeed , everyone of this certain age can benefit from a deeper understanding of the emotional , psychological , and ...


Author: Vivian E. Greenberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739100343

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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A warm, thoughtful, and well-researched study of how elderly parents and their middle-aged children can, with wisdom, courage, and respect, relate to one another with genuine friendship.--Louise Fradkin and Mirca Liberti, cofounders of Children of Aging Parents

Children of a Certain Age

STORY IS based on the children of the main characters described in Women of a Certain Age and Gentlemen of a Certain Age. As an author, the idea of creating a sequel to the first two novels gave my imagination a boost, and putting the ...


Author: Lydia Scholten Ott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514430408

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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This story is based on the children of the main characters described in "Women of a Certain Age" and "Gentlemen of a Certain Age". As an author, the idea of creating a sequel to the first two novels gave my imagination a boost, and putting the grandchildren of the characters of the second book in a setting of their own adventures and love interests, I made it into a trilogy. Although "Women of a Certain Age" did not relate necessarily to "Gentlemen of a Certain Age", the third novel describes the lives and adventures of the children of the characters in both books. After their education, and college experiences many of the characters become friends when they meet ocasionally while visiting their grandparents who had decided to enter the same retirement community once their careers ended. The grandchildren become acquainted as well, thereby starting another circle of friendships that may create yet another one through the next generation -- circles linking together once again, designing another brand-new pattern.

Of a Certain Age

No principles were compromised, no trade-offs given or received. Broadly, a good and a right thing was done. Some months after his call on ... 10 R. VenkataRaman 1910–2009 Tanjore Icon R amaswami Venkataraman would 108 of a certain age.


Author: Gopal Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670085026

Category: Celebrities

Page: 234

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With charming biographical sketches, this book celebrates twenty individuals who shaped key events of the twentieth Century

Women of a Certain Age

Edited by Jodie Moffat, Maria Scoda & Susan Laura Sullivan WOMEN of a CERTAIN AGE Life stories from Anne Aly, Liz Byrski, Sarah Drummond, Mehreen Faruqi, Goldie Goldbloom, Krissy Kneen, Jeanine Leane, Brigid Lowry, Pat Mamanyjun Torres ...


Author: Jodie Moffat

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781925591156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Anne Aly, Liz Byrski, Sarah Drummond, Mehreen Faruqi, Goldie Goldbloom, Krissy Kneen, Jeanine Leane, Brigid Lowry and Pat Torres are among fifteen voices recounting what it is like to be a woman on the other side of 40. These are stories of identity and survival, and a celebration of getting older and wiser, and becoming more certain of who you are and where you want to be.

Single Woman of a Certain Age

What these record numbers also mean is that squadrons of single women of a certain age are on the prowl, looking for love— or at least a close approximation of it—if not marriage itself. And dating looks a lot different at midlife than ...


Author: Jane Ganahl

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608680078

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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This timely book assembles a chorus of sophisticated, edgy, and humorous voices on the topic of being unmarried in one’s prime. Far from being out to pasture, these writers zestily take on the challenges and enjoy the rewards of growing older as a single woman: sex (or not), occasional loneliness, single motherhood, second careers, menopause, critter comforts, and more. Joyce Maynard (“fifteen years divorced and pushing fifty with a short stick”) tries online dating, Kathi Kamen Goldmark embraces her newly empty nest, Susan Griffin savors the joys of solo travel, Wendy Merrill dumps a younger lover to save her self-esteem, Diane Mapes prefers the joys of aunthood over motherhood, Ms. Gonick dates a sexy (if uneducated) cowboy, and Rachel Toor finally finds the perfect companion — and he has four legs.

Wild Women of a Certain Age

WHERE ELSE WOULD a poetry collection called Wild Women of a Certain Age be conceived if not in a pub, late on a summer's night, on the west coast of Ireland? I was having a ball with an Irish woman, when a handsome young man passed by.


Author: Magi Gibson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781804250068

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 965

From social and political issues to found poems, Gibson’s fresh, evocative (and sometimes provocative) writing is both modern and timeless. These poems spring from taxis, supermarkets and long car drives through the wind and rain. They spring from fantasies, daydreams, nightmares, from love and hate, but, above all, they exalt and enhance everyday experiences.