The Stranger in the Mi...
The Stranger in the Mirror: A Memoir of Middle Age
Middle age took Jane Shilling by surprise. She hadn't seen it coming, and she certainly wasn't ready for it. Living a flawed, bittersweet version of the idyll she dreamed of in her twenties, in a tumbledown urban cottage by the Thames, with a son, a cat and a horse in a livery fifty miles away, she wondered whether middle age was the beginning of the end. Or was there one...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 31st 2011 by Vintage Digital
(first published January 20th 2011)
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Apr 16, 2013 Sarah Dale rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
An interesting read from a woman grappling with middle-age. Well written, it is an honest look at some of the mixed feelings including no small amount of anger and frustration connected with ageing from a woman (and mother's) perspective.
Mar 06, 2014 ☯Bettie☯ marked it as noway-josé · review of another edition
Blurb from Amazon - ‘I looked in the mirror one morning, and saw the face of a stranger. Who was she, this haggard, bun-faced woman with the softening jawline, the downturned mouth, the world-weary air of a woman who hasn’t had what she wanted from life, and knows she isn’t going to get it now? Why, it was no one else but me, myself and I.’
Middle age took Jane Shilling by surprise. She hadn’t seen it coming, and she certainly wasn’t ready for it. She lives in a tumbledown urban cottage by the T...more