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Self-contained : scenes from a single life

John, Emma2022
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There is a piece of cod-wisdom regularly dispensed to single women: romance will arrive when you least expect it. I had assumed it would also make its own travel arrangements too. Emma John is in her 40s; she is neither married, nor partnered, with child or planning to be. In her hilarious and unflinching memoir, she asks why the world only views a woman as complete when she is no longer a single figure and addresses what it means to be alone when everyone else isn't. In her book, she captures what it is to be single in your forties, from sharing a twin room with someone you've never met on a group holiday (because the couples have all the doubles with ensuite) to coming to the realisation that maybe your singleness isn't a temporary arrangement, that maybe you aren't pre-married at all, and in fact you are self-contained.
Author:
John, Emma, author
Imprint:
London : Brazen, 2022.
Collation:
288 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9781914240126 (pbk)
Dewey class:
306.8153092306.815309 JOH
Local class:
B JOH
Language:
English
BRN:
3202501
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