Posts Tagged 'The new age of ageing'

Age-blaming and the EU Referendum

In today’s guest blog, author Caroline Lodge looks behind the post-Brexit headline ‘age-blaming’ to reveal a different and more nuanced story behind voter choices…

Caroline Lodge

Caroline Lodge

Age-blaming is the practice of blaming older people for social, economic and political problems.

In popular discourse the problem of the old is that they take up too many resources, take more than their fair share of benefits, block beds in hospital, wont move out of their large houses and are responsible for taking Britain out of the EU. This post explores what lies behind the age-blaming that followed the EU referendum result. Continue reading ‘Age-blaming and the EU Referendum’

How we learn to be old and other thoughts on age and ageing

With only a month to go until The New Age of Ageing publishes we’re all getting quite excited at Policy Press as we prepare the book to go to press.

In the meantime authors Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Colemancan have been busy posting their thoughts and insights on the subject of the book, how it has informed their thoughts on and personal experiences of age and ageing, over on the Bookword blog.

In case you haven’t caught the blogs already we thought we’d share a few tasty snippets with you in the excepts below…

Learning to be old (first published in July on Bookword)

There are three authors of New Age of Ageing. Caroline Lodge asked the other two to reflect on what writing the book meant to each of them. This month, on her return from holiday, Eileen writes about three important contradictions, conundrums and challenges about ageing. Continue reading ‘How we learn to be old and other thoughts on age and ageing’

First Catch Your Publisher

Writing team Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman have been musing on what advice they’d give to other writers about the publishing process.

In today’s guest blog post Eileen and Marianne tell us in their experience why you must never give up in your hunt for the perfect publisher, you should get a contract in place BEFORE you start writing and how important it is to nail the proposal writing part of the process….

This  blog was first published on Thursday 7th April on the Book Word blog

DSC01279.JPGOne of the most stressful parts of writing for publication is finding a publisher.

We have had good experiences such as being invited to write a book on a particular topic; and stressful ones, like having a first draft but no publisher.

I’m delighted to say that Policy Press took on The New Age of Ageing: how society needs to change, early in the writing process.

Because of the tricky process we had been through -­ as Eileen explains ­- we were careful to target a publisher who would be interested in the book. They will be publishing it in September. We are very pleased that they have just been named the Independent Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2016.

I asked my two co­writers, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman, to say something about the process of finding a publisher.

Eileen begins with a ballad called The long and winding road* Continue reading ‘First Catch Your Publisher’

Celebrating how it feels to submit the finished manuscript…

Author Caroline Lodge and her writing team are busily preparing for the publication of their forthcoming book The new age of ageing: how society needs to change.

In a series of posts charting this critical leg of the publishing journey Caroline explains how it feels to reach the submission milestone and reveals just how three authors work together on one book…

Marianne, Eileen and Caroline meeting at Kings Place in 2014

Marianne, Eileen and Caroline meeting at Kings Place in 2014

This post celebrates an important moment. Yesterday we sent the finished manuscript of our book to the publisher.

It’s not the end of the process of course: we still have all the business of queries, proofs and other prepublication things to get through. And there will be some marketing activities.

But the manuscript is as ready as we could get it. The New Age of Ageing: how society needs to change will be published in September by Policy Press.

It was written by three people: Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman. Most things are better together and writing a book is one of those.

The three of us

Writing a book is intense even before adding the dimension of three authors. Eileen and Caroline have written together for some time, books and articles for teachers, books and articles on retiring. We have familiarity with our ways of working and those things that really matter to us. Continue reading ‘Celebrating how it feels to submit the finished manuscript…’


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