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A lonely fifty something widow decides to commit suicide with dignity and one final repast to review her life Matilda Poliport decided to end her life before she lost all resources but instead met people and became involved in events that pique her interest in life anew.Ms Wesley was 71 when she published this, her first novel for adults She was 57 when she published her first of three books for children Jumping the Queue 1983 The Chamomile Lawn 1984 Harnessing Peacocks 1985 Th A lonely fifty something widow decides to commit suicide with dignity and one final repast to review her life Matilda Poliport decided to end her life before she lost all resources but instead met people and became involved in events that pique her interest in life anew.Ms Wesley was 71 when she published this, her first novel for adults She was 57 when she published her first of three books for children Jumping the Queue 1983 The Chamomile Lawn 1984 Harnessing Peacocks 1985 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew 1986 Not That Sort of Girl 1987 Second Fiddle 1988 A Sensible Life 1990 A Dubious Legacy 1992 An Imaginative Experience 1994 Part of the Furniture 1997 Part of the Scenery 2001 autobiography This had a lot of important characters and was a story about Matilda, a widow in her fifties, who lives alone in England She is so troubled by her husband s death she decides to tidy up her life and then planning the perfect suicide This is foiled but reveals a lot of nasty secrets and many questions. This book opens with the main character, Matilda, tidying her life literally and figuratively in preparation for what we soon learn is her planned suicide A curious beginning but it manages to draw the reader in to Matilda s life and immediately we re interested.Matilda s perfect suicide is interrupted by some less than sensitive young people and then the whole thing is put on hold when a very interesting stranger crosses Matilda s path.Ms Wesley s enjoyable book leads the reader to question This book opens with the main character, Matilda, tidying her life literally and figuratively in preparation for what we soon learn is her planned suicide A curious beginning but it manages to draw the reader in to Matilda s life and immediately we re interested.Matilda s perfect suicide is interrupted by some less than sensitive young people and then the whole thing is put on hold when a very interesting stranger crosses Matilda s path.Ms Wesley s enjoyable book leads the reader to question what really makes life worth living Is it family, friends, lovers, home, variety, health Theshe discovers about her own life, theMatilda grows disenchanted with all of the above.An easy read, a compelling story, a heroine that could be anyone you know This is the first of Mary Wesley s books that I have read I prefer this to the Camomile Lawn because I found the ending of Jumping the Queue to be braver Considering that this is a book about suicide I still found humour I was impressed with the plot twists This was a quick read and I was suitably impressed to move straight on to the Camomile Lawn Before reading this book i had read Mary Wesley s biography and it helped to make this book all thepoignant Jumping the Queue also helped This is the first of Mary Wesley s books that I have read I prefer this to the Camomile Lawn because I found the ending of Jumping the Queue to be braver Considering that this is a book about suicide I still found humour I was impressed with the plot twists This was a quick read and I was suitably impressed to move straight on to the Camomile Lawn Before reading this book i had read Mary Wesley s biography and it helped to make this book all thepoignant Jumping the Queue also helped soften my view of Mary Wesley considerably I also knew from reading the biography that Mary Wesley had pet geese, which explains how she could write so tenderly of Gus I give this book 4.5 star rating Can honestly say I didn t expect the incest. It s a very clever author who can write a book nominally about suicide and make me like it Suicide is a sad, desperate hateful act of despair in general and yet the heroine of this book takes her decision without letting me cast her down for it, even though she does it for selfish reasons Spiritually questionable then, but emotionally gratifying. .Free Kindle ⚖ Jumping the Queue ♲ Matilda Poliport, recently widowed, has decided to end it all It All But her meticulously planned bid for graceful oblivion is foiled, and when she later foils the suicide attempt of another lost soul Hugh Warner, on the run from the police life begins again for both I just saw a picture of a woman walking a goose and immediately remembered this book I read it years ago I adore this author and I am now going to read everything she wrote, all over again Apart from the brilliant writing, quirky plots and razor sharp wit, you never quite know what you re in for when you pick up a Mary Wesley novelshe is a master of her craft When Matilda s plan to jump the queue was abandoned, I found myself thinking, how lovely, a mature woman s romance with a younger man It wasn t until Folly met his maker that I figured there was going to be an unexpected twist And what a twist No clandestine rendezvous in Prague, no Matricide returning with his tail be Apart from the brilliant writing, quirky plots and razor sharp wit, you never quite know what you re in for when you pick up a Mary Wesley novelshe is a master of her craft When Matilda s plan to jump the queue was abandoned, I found myself thinking, how lovely, a mature woman s romance with a younger man It wasn t until Folly met his maker that I figured there was going to be an unexpected twist And what a twist No clandestine rendezvous in Prague, no Matricide returning with his tail between his legs proclaiming undying love, no brother confessing to murder and freeing up Hugh to start a new life together with Matilda, none of the happy endings I had imagined Instead, I was stunned and disturbed by Wesley s finale It wasn t until I reflected on the story, after I got over the shock of the ending, that I realised why I felt so disturbed Matilda was dealing with what many women have to face, the gradual loss of connectedness to life as we age Children grow up and these days, often move away, the husband dies or maybe finds a new love interest , people we have known move on, or awayand we end up with pets for company Admittedly, Matilda s solution to her predicament was extreme but it certainly wasn t far fetched Mary Wesley was no stranger to loss and grief during her life and I suspect Jumping the Queue reflects Mary s own experience of grappling with matters of existential moment I found this novel to be a brilliant read and certainly one that has provoked a great deal of thought and self reflection I would recommend this book to anyone brave enough to contemplate their later years Mary Wesley s novel is a brilliant slice of life I ve never known If I can only be half as interesting as her characters when I get older I ll certainly be fascinating She pulls the reader into the world of a young man on the run from the police and a recently widowed Matilda Poliport The two meet when they are on a similar path to destruction Their meeting changes the course of both of their lives Mary Wesley had her first novel published at the age of seventy and thank God she did for th Mary Wesley s novel is a brilliant slice of life I ve never known If I can only be half as interesting as her characters when I get older I ll certainly be fascinating She pulls the reader into the world of a young man on the run from the police and a recently widowed Matilda Poliport The two meet when they are on a similar path to destruction Their meeting changes the course of both of their lives Mary Wesley had her first novel published at the age of seventy and thank God she did for the world would be a rather dull place without her insight into life