About Third Age Press

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Dianne is one of the founders of U3A (University of the Third Age) in the UK and was a Policy Officer at Age Concern England. She edited Defining Women… On Mature Reflection and is also an enthusiastic performer with Wimbledon Light Opera Society.

Third Age Press is an independent publishing company which recognises that the period of life after full-time, gainful employment and family responsibility can be a time of fulfilment and continuing development: a time of regeneration. Third Age Press exists to provide materials to encourage that regeneration.

All Third Age Press books are available by direct mail order or on order from any good UK bookstore

Buying from our Book Shop

Visit the shop page for the full range of books available by direct mail order (and payment  by  PayPal or to pay by credit card select ‘Pay as Guest’ and proceed as instructed) from Third Age Press.

Alternatively, please get in touch with us by email , post or phone and we will send the book with an invoice (to be paid by cheque). Or send your order with cheque made out to ‘Third Age Press’ to: 6 Belvedere Grove, London SW19 7RL.

PLEASE NOTE: Special offers advertised in THIRD AGE MATTERS or elsewhere may be purchased by post (with cheque) or by arrangement via email (as above).


WOW stands for Wonderful Older Women (or Wise Older Women – or maybe Wicked Older Women!). In this section you’ll find links to great resources and organisations for older women.

Useful Links

The Links section contains more great resources and organisations which are relevant to both men and women.

Submitting a manuscript

Before sending any manuscript or proposal to Third Age Press, please have a good look at our shop pages to see what kind of books we publish. Granted, they are a very eclectic mix. With the exception of ‘It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love’ we do not publish fiction.

Many of our books are suitable for triggering reminiscence (The Cricketer’s Progress or Best Remembered) but the only kind of personal memoirs we would consider would be those about a well known individual (eg: The Amazing Mrs Shufflewick).

Our general remit is that all books must have some kind of a practical application that will help and encourage older people to do interesting and stimulating things with their lives. However, if you have a good idea along these lines that you would like to develop, or have developed,  please write or send an message (see below) giving an outline and possibly sample chapters.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please follow this link to get in touch with Dianne.