“From the age of 10, all I ever wanted was to be cool. I didn’t care about being clever or pretty or nice, I just wanted to be cool.

Fast-forward a couple of decades or so, and, well… they don’t tell you what happens to manic pixie dream girls when they find themselves single and depressed in their mid-to-late thirties.

I guess when you lose your family, your boyfriend and your mind, you’re forced to find yourself.

And I need to be STAUNCH.

This is the story of how three badass old ladies taught me how.”


Out now, published by HQ/HarperCollins!

Available from all the usual places (as hardback, ebook and audiobook). If you would like to support a small business, you can order it from my friends at The Feminist Bookshop in Brighton!