Author(s): Vita Sackville-West
Life begins at 88: a widow escapes her overbearing family and discovers the unexpected freedoms of old age.
When the great statesman Lord Slane dies, everyone assumes his dutiful wife will slowly fade away, the paying guest of each of her six children. But Lady Slane surprises everyone by escaping to a rented house in Hampstead where she revels her new freedom, revives her youthful ambition to become an artist and gathers some very unsuitable companions. Irreverent, entertaining and insightful, this is a tale of the unexpected joys of growing older.