Publication Date: 16/06/2022 ISBN: 9781784744045 Category:

Quilt on Fire

Christie Watson

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 16/06/2022 ISBN: 9781784744045 Category:




‘A wildly entertaining and necessary book’ ELIZABETH DAY

‘A must-read for every woman’ JACQUELINE WILSON

‘A laugh-out-loud, haunting and beautifully crafted manual’ DREDA SAY MITCHELL


In her early twenties, Christie Watson was convinced she’d found her soulmate, in a glowing flash of light that turned out to be a tealight setting her quilt on fire. Twenty years later, her bed is burning once again… as she wakes in a perimenopausal sweat, night after night.

This is the story of her journey through midlife: of the joy of letting go and the pain of the morning after, of the unstoppable power of female friendship and the struggle to raise teenagers as a single parent. It lays bare the exhilaration, agony, wonder and fears of being a middle-aged woman with a wild heart, a changing body and a new set of challenges. And as her world takes on a different shape, there’s something else she starts to feel: the hot flush of possibility…

‘Wickedly funny, deliciously candid and deeply moving’ RACHEL CLARKE, author of Dear Life

‘Give Quilt on Fire to your daughter, mother, sister, friends. A howlingly good midlife battle cry’ JESS KIDD, author of Things in Jars

‘Brilliant… Like having an honest conversation with a smart and funny friend’ CATHY RENTZENBRINK, author of Dear Reader

Publisher Review

I adore Christie Watson. Quilt on Fire is full of her trademark candour, compassion and humour -- Elizabeth Day Christie Watson is fierce, funny and endearingly frank in her fantastic new memoir -- Jacqueline Wilson I wish I'd had such a laugh-out-loud, haunting and beautifully crafted manual to help navigate my own menopause. The stories filled me with laughter and tears... Many many women will be eternally grateful -- Dreda Say Mitchell How does Christie Watson do it? No-one depicts with greater wisdom and tenderness the unruly, bewildering, mercurial gorgeousness of the human body. I adored this book -- Rachel Clarke, author of DEAR LIFE Generous notes from the heat of female experience. Read it with a sigh of relief and gratitude -- Diana Evans, author of ORDINARY PEOPLE

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