The Isle of Wight: in the summers of the 1800s, Queen Victoria holidayed here. At music festivals in the summer of love, hundreds of thousands of people got stoned here. And, in the summer of 2020, Hunter and Claire escaped locked-down North London for a week's holiday here. They fell in love with its sleepy charm – and ended up buying a Grade 2-listed home in the elegant Victorian seaside resort of Ryde.
"Love in Old Age" tells the story of their first year on the island. It is a journey of discovery in a forgotten corner of England; an exploration of the attraction of meeting new people and new places in old age, and a celebration of flat sandy beaches. Filled with Davies’ insatiable curiosity for people and places and his irrepressible and ironic sense of humour.
A wryly humorous memoir, "Love in Old Age" will delight fans of Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking" and Nora Ephron's "I Remember Nothing".
Hunter Davies is a prolific author, journalist and broadcaster who has written for Punch, the New Statesman, Guardian and Sunday Times. He is the author of more than 100 books, including the only authorized biography of The Beatles and biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Alfred Wainwright.