Quilt on Fire: Friendship, Dating, Sex and Love
'A wildly entertaining and necessary book' Elizabeth Day, author of Magpie
An honest conversation about Christie Watson's journey through midlife and how to navigate new challenges of a changing body.
In her early twenties, Christie Watson was convinced she'd found her soulmate, in a glowing flash of light that turned out to be a tealight setting her quilt on fire. Twenty years later, her bed is burning once again... as she wakes in a perimenopausal sweat, night after night.
This is the story of her journey through midlife: of the joy of letting go and the pain of the morning after, of the unstoppable power of female friendship and the struggle to raise teenagers as a single parent. It lays bare the exhilaration, agony, wonder and fears of being a middle-aged woman with a wild heart, a changing body and a new set of challenges. And as her world takes on a different shape, there's something else she starts to feel: the hot flush of possibility...
'A must-read for every woman' Jacqueline Wilson, author of The Story of Tracy Beaker
'A laugh-out-loud, haunting and beautifully crafted manual' Dreda Say Mitchell, author of Say Her Name
'Wickedly funny, deliciously candid and deeply moving' Rachel Clarke, author of Dear Life
'Give Quilt on Fire to your daughter, mother, sister, friends. A howlingly good midlife battle cry' Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars
'Brilliant... Like having an honest conversation with a smart and funny friend' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of Dear Reader
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