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Fighting fifties: Why women my age need a mid-life manifesto

A new wave of writers are challenging prejudices about middle-aged women. When will society catch up, asks Rose Mary Roche

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Challenges: Rose Mary Roche pictured in the garden of her home in Kilkenny. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Challenges: Rose Mary Roche pictured in the garden of her home in Kilkenny. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Challenges: Rose Mary Roche pictured in the garden of her home in Kilkenny. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

When you think of a middle-aged woman, what comes to mind? Someone whose best days are behind them? Someone whose usefulness to society is decreasing?

Thankfully, ideas about women in midlife, long overdue an update, are finally being turned on their heads.


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