The Unretirement


Author: Mirren, Penny Published 23/05/2024 | Paperback / softback
197 x 130 x 22 | 266g

ISBN: 9780008694166 Category:

The Unretirement is an uplifting story about the joy of pursuing dreams at any age, full of warmth, heart and community spirit.

‘Funny, uplifting and warm’ Sunday Times bestselling author PHILLIPA ASHLEY

‘Beautifully written, the characters leap from the page’ Million-copy bestselling author SUE MOORCROFT


?Meet foodie Maggie Lawford.

After spending her retirement travelling the world, she’s home again – and ready for a new adventure.

When Maggie’s daughter, Hannah, takes her to visit their favourite local restaurant, Maggie is heartbroken to find the place empty. But the last straw comes when Maggie realises the chef is at his wit’s end – she can’t resist charging into the kitchen and taking matters into her own hands.

Never one to give up without a fight, Maggie resolves to save their beloved restaurant from failure, and it’s not long before she has a military-grade plan to turn the place around again. Finding herself back at work, all she’ll need is support from Hannah and her cheeky granddaughter, Alice, as well as a little help from her neighbours.

After all, Maggie’s golden days aren’t behind her just yet…


‘A breath of fresh air… funny, uplifting and warm.’ PHILLIPA ASHLEY

‘An uplifting gem of a novel! Funny, heartwarming and hopeful!’ KATE STOREY

‘An uplifting celebration…a great big hug of a book.’ JULIE MA

‘Funny, fresh and gloriously inspiring. I feel joyous after finishing this book.’ KATE GALLEY

‘A likeable cast of characters, an engaging story and delicious food…a fun, involving read.’ JANE LOVERING

‘I loved Maggie from the first page and cheered her on through every chapter.’ RUTH O’LEARY

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