Author(s): Pauline O'Regan
Now over 80 years of age, Pauline O'Regan has tackled the subject of old age as she herself is experiencing it. This is a delightfully authentic piece of writing that affirms old age while not denying the reality of the experience. This delightful book does not set out to minimise the inconvenience of being old, but to show that growing old brings its own pleasures, particularly the confidence of wisdom and the satisfaction of living and enjoying the moment. It is warm, funny and life-affirming. Much respected and liked for her work in the community, Pauline also reveals that she is a beautiful writer, with the rare skill of being able to describe and convey some of life's more delightful subtleties. First published 2004; this format 2007.
Pauline O'Regan is already known to many readers through her earlier books. They include A Changing Order, Community, Aunts and Windmills, and There is Hope for a Tree. She is a Mercy nun and was the principal of Villa Maria College, Christchurch, for twenty years. She now works as a community worker in Christchurch and has received many awards, including the CBE in 1990 and the DCNZM in 2000.