Don’t miss your chance to get a copy of The Panic Years with your ticket for £14.99, granting you free access to the event.

The Panic Years: something between adolescence and menopause, a personal crisis, a transformation. Come and hear Nell Frizzell, journalist, writer and Vogue columnist as she dissects these years, normally triggered somewhere between the ages of twenty-five and forty, in which every decision a woman makes – from postcode to partner, work to weekends – will be impacted by the urgency of one decision with a deadline: whether or not to have a baby.

Join Nell as she explores the impact of this time and how to stay sane whilst experiencing it, in her raw, hilarious and beguilingly honest way. If you’re sick of being asked when you’re going to have a baby, or are grappling with your own decision on whether or not to have children, this conversation will hopefully help you get through your panic years, and feel like a comforting hug, as well as a vital conversation.

Nell Frizzell will be in conversation with journalist and podcaster Pandora Sykes. Pandora’s first book How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? was a Sunday Times Bestseller in 2020, and she is currently hosting The Missing a podcast about long-term missing people.

Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation and dissect those panic years along with Nell Frizzell and Pandora Sykes.

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login 48 hours before the event.

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Please note, tickets for this event are non-refundable.

This event will be recorded and sent to all bookers the day after the event. It will be available to watch for 7 days.

  • The Panic Years

  • 'As informative as it is poetic' Dolly Alderton
    'Compassionate, funny and beautifully written' Daisy Buchanan

    Every woman will experience the panic years in some way between her mid-twenties and early-forties. This maddening period of transformation and personal crisis is recognisable by the myriad of decisions we make - about partners, holidays, jobs, homes, savings, friendships - all of which are impacted by the urgency of the single decision that comes with a biological deadline, the one decision that is impossible to take back; whether or not to have a baby.

    But how to stay sane in such a maddening time? How to know who you are and what you might want from life? How to know if you're making the right decisions?

    Raw, hilarious and beguilingly honest, Nell Frizzell's account of her panic years is both an arm around the shoulder and a campaign to start a conversation. This affects us all - women, men, mothers, children, partners, friends, colleagues - so it's time we started talking about it with a little more candour.

    'Vital reading. Nell Frizzell is a master.' Rob Delaney, co-writer and co-star of Catastrophe
    'Smart and perceptive...a must read for 2021' Stylist
    'Wonderful... touching, helpful and enlightening' Sara Pascoe

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