In late twentieth century Britain ageing and old age is very much an issue for, and about, older women. Older women are survivors. They account for 58 per cent of people over the age of 60, 67 per cent of those over 75 and 80 per cent of those surviving to 90 and beyond. Yet to date very little material has been written about what it means to be an older woman in today’s society.
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