The Old Ducks’ Club: A laugh-out-loud, feel-good read for 2021


'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy Leigh

Sophia Gregory has lost her sparkle...

Recently single and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. How has life passed her by? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself.

Until she meets the Old Ducks!

Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully! Bold and brash, they are Sophia’s worse nightmare, until they make her an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club! Now dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her stuffy old life and start living again!

And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she’s just a little braver, she can learn to love again too...

It’s never too late to teach an Old Duck new tricks!

A laugh out loud and uplifting story about the importance of friendship and always, always having fun!

Perfect for fans of Judy Leigh and Dee Macdonald

What readers are saying about The Old Ducks' Club...

'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy Leigh

'A new lease of life under the Greek sun. As fresh and delicious as chilled retsina!' Sunday Times Bestselling author Phillipa Ashley.

'For a book that’s as cheering and restorative as a long lunch with your very best friend, Maddie Please is the author you need to know!' Bestselling author Chris Manby

'Genuine and life-affirming…a wonderful, lighthearted novel about how it is never too late to find happiness.’ Bestselling author Kitty Wilson

'A heart-warming story filled with friendship and fun. It's official - I want to be an Old Duck!' Bestselling author Maisie Thomas


File Size

725 KB

Page Count

324 pages

Publication Date

18 May 2021

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 3 reviews

  • Sharon

    Fun, heartwarming, escapist read
    A lovely novel about growing older, what we settle for in our lives and what needs to change for our own happiness, wrapped up in some funny characters (all with their personality greats and not so greats), laugh out loud moments and the visualising of the setting as described by the author. I want to join the Old Ducks Club – and all the fun and mishaps of a holiday in Greece!

    December 9, 2021
  • Helen Taylor

    Gives us over sixties – hope – to write one of my own – thank you for the Fun laughter and resonance – Its not over yet !!
    I am loving reading about “older women” as I am now one! This book is fun, as well as insightful! It reflects on our youthful insecurities, our choices & their consequences. Most of all, it re-enforces the saying: “It’s not over until it’s over!” A good, fun, read.

    December 9, 2021
  • Malynka

    At last!
    I’ve not been to Rhodes but I do long to return to Greece and yes I am an old duck. This story was fun and just the sort of escape we need in this pandemic world.

    December 9, 2021

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