Good in a Crisis, By Margaret Overton

 

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When Margaret Overton's 20 year marriage came to an end, she assumed she would "move from one marriage into another".

Instead, she found herself negotiating the world of internet dating, meeting misfits, predators, bullies and a man who reminded her of "Linus with a sunburn".

It was during an abortive sexual encounter with one of these Mr Wrongs that she discovered she was suffering from a brain aneurysm.

Far from romance proving the miracle cure all, it was - literally - in danger of killing her. This is a brutally clinical and gripping memoir of mid-life dating.

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