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Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour

Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McLauchlan, Gordon

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The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle. Gordon McLauchlan agrees. He has concluded that the only way of learning how to manage growing old is by growing old. He doesn't believe that wisdom is necessarily a concomitant of old ag...e but suggests that, while there is no fool like an old fool, it is also true that there is no sage like an old sage. Borrowing quotes from philosophers and writers collected in a Commonplace Book over more than sixty years, Gordon traces his own ascent into the eighties. Ascent, he insists, not descent as so many politicians and economists would claim as they discuss the concerns of the ageing the way parents sometimes speak to each other about their children in the same room.
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ISBN 9781988538174
Published NZ 11 May 2020
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988538174
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Published 11 May 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McLauchlan, Gordon
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade