Spalding bookshop picks out a good read

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Bookmark of Spalding has selected A Buss Pass Named Desire as its book of the week.

From the author of Now We Are Sixty and When We Were Fifty comes his latest collection of canny comic verse.

In it he negotiates the perils and pitfalls of romance in later years.

Titled A Bus Pass Named Desire, he notes ‘It’s never too late to have a fling, for autumn is just as nice as spring...’

Christopher Matthew’s love is revealed in the most unlikely places, with the most improbable people seeking it.

Whether in Dorking, Diss, or Clapham Junction, there are amorous opportunities waiting to be seized at the bridge table, on the tennis court, in the herbaceous border, on a bicycle made for two...

Often hilarious and always touching, these delightful and stirring tales of late-flowering love (and even mild debauchery in a retirement home) are a celebration of life for the young at heart.

Never again will you take the 49 bus without a sideways glance at the driver.

The book retails for £12.99 but there is a 20 per cent discount in the Spalding Guardian of February 18.