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How To Be Old

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Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and is celebrating her 80th birthday with a book of poems. 'How to Be Old' is an explosion of humanity on the page with some practical tips from the author and sage advice from Elsie aged five.

Rachel has also written novels, songs and plays, and books about writing. Her website is writeintolife.c
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 20th 2020 by The Cuba Press
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I loved this - Rachel is funny and wise and her ability to own who she is whilst still and forever being curious of where she's come from and where she's going is a tonic in this world. And these poems are so readily drinkable. I'll quench my thirst with them again no doubt. ...more
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McAlpine and her five sisters grew up in small-town vicarages in Canterbury, New Zealand. When she was 10 the family moved to Christchurch, where she attended Christchurch Girls High School and Canterbury University, graduating BA and Senior Scholar. She was married twice: to civil engineer Grant McAlpine (1969-1981) and to artist Michael Smither (1988-1992).

After four years in Geneva she moved to

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