'Make sure of a happier holiday by packing this lovely novel in your suitcase' Jilly Cooper on An Italian Holiday Lifelong friends Claudia, Ella, Laura and Sal celebrated sixty as the new forty, determined not to let age change things. But now they are looking at the future and wondering how to make growing old more fun. Why not live together - helping and supporting each other when any of them need it - and still keep enjoying life? Joined by Claudia's reluctant husband, Sal's energetic new fiancé, and the intriguing Mrs Lal, they ignore the protests of their children and pool their resources into a manor house in the country. Only Laura holds out, determined she still has some living to do, especially now she has met the dashing Gavin through an online dating app. Life and love certainly haven't finished with them in what the locals dub a new-age old-age commune. But are your best friends the last people you should end up living with? PRAISE FOR MAEVE HARAN 'Comic, poignant and thought-provoking' Marian Keyes 'Warm, clever and extremely funny. Among its many virtues are lovable characters.' Daily Mail 'She's talking about my generation, the baby boomers who assumed we were far too cool to get old . . .' Kate Saunders
Maeve Haran is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and mother of three grown-up children. She started her writing career with the international bestseller, Having It All, which explored the dilemmas of balancing career and motherhood. Her recent novel, The Time of Their Lives, is a must-read for anyone who wasn't born yesterday and isn't ready to grow old. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages, and two have been shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year. She lives in North London with her husband and a very scruffy Tibetan terrier.