Stranger In The Mirror

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0120110117

Jane Shilling's memoir takes a personal and reflective view of life from the mid point.

Jane Shilling's reflective and enquiring memoir is told from the perspective of mid life.

Today she finds similarities between the changes that accompany middle age, and her memories of adolescence.

Read by Samantha Bond.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Jane Shilling's memoir, The Stranger in the Mirror, views life from the perspective of mid life.

In exploring her past, Jane discovers similarities between middle age and adolescence.

To her frustration she finds that there are no role models for her middle years that interest her, particularly as she sets out to create a new wardrobe on arriving at fifty.

A failed love affair leads her to contemplate a different kind of future, and the precariousness of life as a freelance journalist is brought into stark relief by events beyond her control.

Finally, she also reflects on the women who have influenced her from the previous generation, and discovers that while middle age seems to be a series of small losses, it is also about looking forward to the next part of the adventure.

Jane Shilling writes on books for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and on television for the Evening Standard.

This is her second book.

She lives in Greenwich with her son.

0220110118

Jane Shilling's memoir takes a personal and reflective view of life from the mid point.

The Stranger in the Mirror is Jane Shilling's reflective and enquiring memoir on middle age.

Today, Jane arrives at fifty, and finds she doesn't have a thing to wear.

Putting a new wardrobe together, leads her to reflect on attitudes towards mid life in the public's imagination.

Jane Shilling writes on books for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and on television for the Evening Standard.

This is her second book.

She lives in Greenwich with her son

Read by Samantha Bond.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

0320110119

The highs and lows of single parenthood.

Read by Samantha Bond.

The Stranger in the Mirror is Jane Shilling's bittersweet memoir about middle age and looks both backwards and forwards.

Today, she considers the highs and lows of single parenthood, and a holiday in Crete gives her pause for thought.

Jane Shilling writes on books for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and on television for the Evening Standard.

This is her second book.

She lives in Greenwich with her son

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

0420110120

The Stranger in the Mirror is Jane Shilling's personal meditation about what it's like to be at the mid point, looking both backwards and forwards.

Today she explores belonging from the perspective of family and place.

Jane Shilling is a journalist, she writes on books for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and on television for the Evening Standard.

This is her second book.

She lives in Greenwich with her son.

Read by Samantha Bond

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Jane Shilling's memoir is a personal and reflective view of life told from the mid point.

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Austere times lie ahead after Jane's work as a freelance journalist receives a blow.

The Stranger in the Mirror is Jane Shilling's memoir about middle age, and looks both backwards and forwards to new adventures.

Today austere times lie ahead after Jane's working life as a freelance journalist receives a blow.

Jane Shilling is a journalist who writes on books for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail, and on television for the Evening Standard.

This is her second book.

She lives in Greenwich with her son.

Read by Samantha Bond

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard