Saturday 17 November 2018



‘At your age, people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober... Disappoint them.’

Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of Bev Williams’ cheeky but charming cartoons to create the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting on a bit but certainly isn’t past it.

A recent birthday present from someone with a generous spirit, but not someone who knows me particularly well. It's the kind of book you find in a card shop that you might browse, but you never read all the way through.

Well, I beg to differ - 20 minutes reading cover to cover while the home hairdresser attended to my wife and one of my daughters.

Cartoons on every other page with a couple of quotes opposite from the likes of Churchill, Groucho Marx, George Burns etc.

Gentle humour, nothing crude, the odd wry smile but nothing laugh out loud.

There's a couple I'll try and remember as I traverse the second half of my 50s...

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." - George Burns

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

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Read in November, 2018
Published - 2016
Page count  - 96
Source - owned copy
Format - hardback


  1. It sound like there are some good bits to this one, Col. I'm glad you found a few things to smile at and/or agree with. And sometimes those quick 20-minute read-through type books are the right choice.

  2. Wot???!!!?? No criminal syndicates, femmes fatales, tough PIs, treacherous cops . . .? What IS this site coming to??!!

    1. Ha - normal service resumed shortly! Rest assured.

  3. Wishing you a very late happy birthday. This looks like a fun book.