Hunter Davies' Happy Old Me is a cheerful self-help book about life after the death of a long-term partner

By Colin Steele
December 15 2019 - 5:00am
Writer Hunter Davies. Picture: Getty Images
Writer Hunter Davies. Picture: Getty Images

When Paul McCartney wrote, in late 1966, When I'm 64, it was a tribute to his father who had turned 64 earlier that year. The words, "Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four", implied 64 was nearing the end of one's life, but now that would be 84.

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