Went To London, Took The Dog: The Diary of A 60-year-old Runaway

Nina Stibbe


From the beloved writer Nina Stibbe, a warm and funny story of a woman changing her life at 60.



ISBN: 9781035025312




What does it mean to start again at sixty?

Nina Stibbe is surprised to find herself asking this question as she leaves married life behind in Cornwall and heads back to London after twenty years away for what she calls ‘a year-long sabbatical’.

She takes up lodgings at the house of writer Deborah Moggach, unprepared for how she, and the city, has changed and now wondering whether freedom is all it’s cracked up to be….

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

An utter, UTTER treat! It was like spending time with my most clever, insightful, funny, FUNNY friend’ – Marian Keyes

Vulnerable, sharp, funny, wise’ – Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry

No one writes heartbreak more hilariously, or hilarity more heartbreakingly’ – Katherine Heiny

So sharp and funny, blissfully gossipy, enviably well-observed…I loved it’ – India Knight

A unique comic voice, endlessly funny’ – David Nicholls, author of One Day

Painfully funny, but also deeply moving’ – Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm