'Made me laugh and flinch in equal measure' Sophie Kinsella
A smart and funny novel about love, life and a second shot at freedom for rebellious women of a certain age.
Eliza is angry. Very angry, and very, very hot.
Late for work and dodging traffic, she's still reeling from the latest row with husband Paddy. Twenty-something years ago, their eyes met over the class divide in oh-so-cool Britpop London, but while Paddy now seems content filling his downtime with canal boats and cricket, Eliza craves the freedom and excitement of her youth. Fifty sounds dangerously close to pensionable: her woke children want to cancel her, a male motorist has just called her a 'mad old bat' and to cap it all her hormones are on the run. Who knew menopause was puberty's evil older sister?
But then a moment of heroism draws an unexpected admirer, and Eliza sets out to discover whether the second half of life can be a glass half full after all. She might suffer mental fog and night sweats – and have temporarily mislaid her waist – but this is her renaissance.
Woman of a Certain Rage is a smart and funny novel for all women who won't be told it's too late to shake things up.
Praise for Woman of a Certain Rage
'Georgie Hall has created a brand new, funny and brilliantly honest voice in this hugely relatable book. I loved the mix of comedy, warmth and frank reality – it made me laugh and flinch in equal measure' Sophie Kinsella
'Fierce, brilliant, honest and very, very funny – this book is a must' Jenny Colgan
'Warm, wise and laugh-out-loud witty, Eliza and her unexpected midlife resurgence are simply magnificent. Bridget Jones on HRT (and bigger pants). I absolutely loved it' Lucy Dillon
'Beautifully written and smart as a whip, this is a funny and truthful novel about love and life past the big five-0. Hall has created a character that mid-life readers can not only root for but identify with too' Mike Gayle
'This novel is everything a fantastic read should be: insightful, funny, truthful, sensitive, beautifully observed and above all well-told. Menopause hit her – she hit it back HARD! READ IT!!' Freya North
'Woman of a Certain Rage is tender and wickedly funny, and I found myself wishing Eliza could be my best friend. She is honest and true, and she navigates life with hard-won insight that will leave the reader tearing up one minute and dissolving in laughter the next. Deeply emotional and affecting, this is a novel you'll want to last forever – and you'll hope that Eliza will return, so we can follow her all through life. Georgie Hall is a wonderful writer' Luanne Rice (New York Times bestselling author)