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CHAPTER 5


CHAPTER 5


The best decision you’ll ever make


Edwina Currie has had three successful careers -- so far! She was one of the nation’s best known MPs in the 1980s. After leaving Parliament in 1997, she became a well- known radio and TV presenter, performer and author of six novels. Her life to date has been summed up by fellow writer and MP Sir Julian Critchley: ‘Edwina Currie has a brass neck, a silver tongue and a golden pen.’


She is also a member of McCarthy & Stone’s Greater Life Advisory Board (GLAB).


When is it the right time to leave the family home and choose new, more appropriate accommodation? ‘Before it’s too late’, says Edwina Currie.


When my mother was 86, we had a serious conversation. She was still fit and active, in the house in Liverpool bought in 1952, an ordinary semi with an upstairs bathroom. Her


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