In a Country Garden

In a Country Garden
Genre : Fiction
Published : 28 Jun 2018 - Pan Macmillan
Lifelong friends Claudia, Ella, Laura and Sal celebrated sixty as the new forty, determined not to let age change things. But now they are looking at the future and wondering how to make growing old more fun.

Why not live together and have sunny afternoons on the lawn, helping and supporting each other when any of them need it - and still keep enjoying life? Joined by Claudia’s reluctant husband and Sal’s energetic new fiancé, they ignore the protests of their children and pool their resources in a lovely manor house in the country. Only Laura holds out, determined she still has some living to do, especially now she has met the dashing Gavin through an online dating app.

But life still has plenty of surprises in store plus a little romance in what the locals dub a New Age Old Age Commune. But are your best friends the last people you should end up living with?


There are misunderstandings and even the occasional tragedy, but friendship overcomes all, turbocharged with champagne.

Daily Mail

While the book remains essentially a good-hearted romp, it does sneak in some more thought-provoking stuff as it goes along… In a Country Garden, then, is a novel that its target audience will certainly enjoy—but with just the right amount of grit amid the jolliness.

Readers Digest

Funny, touching and of the baby-boomer moment.

Woman and Home Magazine