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  • Literary, gritty, joyful and very, very funny, reading Quilt on Fire is like hanging out with a best friend, one who knows you so well that she can see inside your soul... Virgina Woolf-sharp

    Stacey Duguid, Sunday Telegraph
  • A superb chronicle of midlife and the chaos of the perimenopause. Candid, humorous, insightful, deeply empathetic, inspiring and utterly necessary

    i Paper
  • You don't have to be in midlife to appreciate this funny, real, empathetic memoir about the multitudes contained in every woman... You'll feel as if you've found a kindred spirit

  • [Quilt on Fire] stood out for its honesty and humour... A must-read for any woman in midlife

    Good Housekeeping, 'This month's 10 books to read right now'
  • A funny, frank and informative blend of personal writing, research and conversations with friends... [Watson's] descriptions of her failing body are vivid and unflinching... Passages are moving, humbling and written with beautiful detail

    Marianne Power, The Times

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