"a well-crafted and stupendously funny novel." CHRISTINA JONES "It will have you laughing out loud." SHEILA ALCOCK 68-year-old Maeve Salmon is intent on doing the opposite of growing old gracefully. Only four months into widowhood, she already fancies Buzz Pike, a man considerably younger than she. But then there's her bridge partner, Wally Woodcock, an older man who adores and wants her but has droopy appendages and the dress sense of an off-duty undertaker, When Maeve starts writing an innovative novel set in 2095, she gradually realises that her life and that of her heroine, Venus, have become inextricably entwined. This is humour at its very best. You will be shrieking with laughter one minute, then pulled up short by a sudden truth.