Praise for The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village 'A gentle, warm-hearted book that had me rooting for all the characters and laughing out loud' - Libby Page, author of The Lido 'Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing . . . ...
Author: Joanna Nell
Publisher: Hachette UK
A poignant ode to love and the memories that make a well-lived life, from the author of THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE As the wife of retired ship's doctor Dr Henry Parker, Evelyn is living out her twilight years aboard the Golden Sunset. Every night she dresses for dinner - gown, tiara, runners - and regales her fellow passengers with stories of a glamorous life travelling the world in luxury, as well as showing off her superior knowledge of everything from ships' customs to biographical details of her heroine, Florence Nightingale. The crew treat her with deference. And forbearance. But when Henry goes missing, Evelyn sets off to search every part of the grand ocean liner to find him, casino, nightclub and off-limits areas included. Misadventures are had, new friends are made, scandalous behaviour noted - all news to Evelyn. If only she could remember the events of the night before as clearly as she can recall the first time she met Henry on a passage from England to Australia in 1953 and fell in love, abandoning her dreams to become a midwife to be a wife instead - and the long-ago painful events that left Evelyn all at sea. Why is it so hard to forget some things and so hard to remember others? And where is Henry? Praise for THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE: 'Hugely entertaining . . . funny and heart-warming' - Woman & Home 'A gentle, warm-hearted book that had me rooting for all the characters and laughing out loud at points. A book that shows it is never too late to learn how to live, to make new friends and to fall in love' - Libby Page, author of The Lido 'A warm and touching story with a cast of characters who became my friends - I loved The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village with all its wit, wisdom and spirit' - Katie Marsh, author of The Rest of Me 'The perfect blend of funny and moving; Peggy Smart had me laughing and crying in this ultimately uplifting story' - Natasha Lester, author of The Paris Seamstress 'Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing, it's the most heartwarming book we've read in a long time' - Woman's Weekly
When they discover the cafeteria is under threat of closure, this unlikely trio must band together to save it.Praise for the novels of Joanna Nell:'Tender and funny' Woman's Weekly'Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm ... highly ...
Author: Joanna Nell
The heartwarming and hilarious new novel by the author of cherished bestsellers, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village and The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing HomeThe Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria has been serving refreshments and raising money at the hospital for over fifty years, long after anybody can remember who Marjorie Marshall actually was. Staffed by successive generations of dedicated volunteers, the beloved cafeteria is known as much for offering a kind word and sympathetic ear (and often unsolicited life advice) as for its tea and buns.Stalwart Hilary has worked her way up through the ranks to Manageress; Joy has been late every day since she started as the cafeteria's newest recruit. She doesn't take her role as 'the intern' quite as seriously as Hilary would like but there's no doubt she brings a welcome pop of personality. Seventeen-year-old Chloe, the daughter of two successful surgeons, is volunteering during the school holidays because her mother thinks it will look good on her CV. Chloe is at first bewildered by the two older women but soon realises they have a lot in common, not least that each bears a secret pain. When they discover the cafeteria is under threat of closure, this unlikely trio must band together to save it.Praise for the novels of Joanna Nell:'Tender and funny' Woman's Weekly'Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm ... highly addictive' Sun Herald'Lively and whimsical' Sydney Morning Herald
This book is a joy - it's a celebration of age instead of an apology for it, and a reminder that life is always an adventure if you let it be. I loved this uniquely endearing book' KELLY RIMMER 'I loved it!
Author: Joanna Nell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie The life of 79-year-old pensioner PEGGY SMART is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. She dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista ANGIE VALENTINE - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. 'Lively and whimsical ... with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship' Sydney Morning Herald 'This heartwarming story about growing old gracefully - and disgracefully ... is a funny, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read for all ages' Daily Telegraph 'I haven't been this entranced by a character since Eleanor (Oliphant, of course). This book is a joy - it's a celebration of age instead of an apology for it, and a reminder that life is always an adventure if you let it be. I loved this uniquely endearing book' KELLY RIMMER 'I loved it! I want to be Peggy when I'm older. With many laugh-out-loud moments, this book is sure to make you see "getting old" in a different light. A refreshing, funny, realistic and warm read' FIONA PALMER 'The perfect blend of funny and moving: had me laughing and crying in this ultimately uplifting story' NATASHA LESTER **Contains bonus extract from new novel THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM WOODLANDS NURSING HOME**
A heart-warming story, extremely well written and highly addictive' Sun Herald 'Lively and whimsical ... with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship' Sydney Morning Herald 'This heartwarming story about ...
Author: Joanna Nell
Publisher: Hachette UK
The joyous, charming and utterly irresistible new novel from the author of mega-bestseller The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her 'room with a view' of the carpark, she dreams of escape. Fellow 'inmate', the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans on returning home as soon as he is fit and able to take charge of his mobility scooter. When Hattie and Walter officially meet at The Night Owls, a clandestine club run by Sister Bronwyn and her dog, Queenie, they seem at odds. But when Sister Bronwyn is dismissed over her unconventional approach to aged care, they must join forces -- and very slowly an unlikely, unexpected friendship begins to grow. Full of wisdom and warmth, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is a gorgeously poignant, hilarious story showing that it is never too late to laugh -- or to love. Praise for Joanna Nell 'Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm. A heart-warming story, extremely well written and highly addictive' Sun Herald 'Lively and whimsical ... with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship' Sydney Morning Herald 'This heartwarming story about growing old gracefully - and disgracefully ... is a funny, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read for all ages' Daily Telegraph
Tim Parker. “You are a silly girl,” she said to Mrs Cohen. “You'd better get off
home now.” Mrs Goldberg asked me to stay ... And then there was Henry. Henry
lived with another man and had never told his mother, Lady Rosemary. Henry did
Author: Tim Parker
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
The Last Voyage of the Shelduck is an intriguing book that details the ongoing mystery of the Shelduck – a seagoing leisure cruiser – which is bought out of dilapidated retirement to enter Dutch waters. The object of contention is a valuable Leiberman painting, which ultimately leads to the coup de grâce in a gripping finale. The story bides its time in pursuit of retribution and is full of character sketches. This novel perceptively portrays real people who engage with witty dialogue in an unfolding conspiracy. The author Tim Parker is not only a shrewd observer of human behaviour, but he also combines an elegant command of words with an economy of explanation borne from his years as a columnist for the daily Brighton Argus. An ideal read for a book club, The Last Voyage of the Shelduck is an amusing book that is littered with quirky elements that never ceases to be entertaining, providing the opportunity for endless discussion by all who read it.
Lord Murray was an early friend of Mr . Peter , and the introduction thus given to Mrs . Peter insured her the most cordial attentions . ... It is , I believe , quite as
great a comfort to me as to you that you have been at last relieved from your
anxieties about our sea voyage . ... I was interrupted last evening by the entrance
of Henry Parker , who has just returned from his North Highland tour , and came
to offer ...
AND MRS . HENRY M. STANLEY . With Portraits . Chi-cago Graphic for
November 22 . AT THE SIGN OF THE BRAIN ( The Literary Market ) . ... by Alger
non Charles Swinburne in “ Victor Hugo : en Voyage - a review of the last -
published volume of Hugo's posthumous works . ... Maria Hildreth Parker , author
of “ Aunty's Elfin Land , " published by the J. G. Cupples Co. , Boston , is the
widow of Colonel ...
Oxford : Parker & Co. ... Just published , crown 8vo . cloth , price 5s.6d . or , a Voyage to other Worlds . A Tale ... By HENRY SOLLY . ... 6d . post free , The LAST DAVID , and other Poems . ... The WHITE WITCH , a New Illustrated Serial
Story of powerful and dramatic interest , commences in the JANUARY Number of MRS .
... they had waited more ample opportunities of studying their little ruses and
getting till the last word of command was to be given . ... Between Cairo and
Alexandria , on the return voyage , Mrs. Eden awoke one morning seriously
Mbeter he botenidos en ... Mr. Eden man , he made his voyage with considerable
economy of money , but at a great expenditure of trouble . ... London : Henry
dahabeah library .
Henry . ( In Smithsonian Inst . Report , 1866. ) - Higgins , J. Napier . Machinery of
legislation . ( In Nat . Assoc . Prom . Soc . Sci . ... Higgins , Mrs. J. Napier . ... True
relation of the last voyage to New England . ... Parker , H. G. E. H. R. Revere .
... chanced to hear him preach as a tion , as was proved when afterwards his
Hero in the Strife , " “ The Last Voyage . " stranger in a country place — “ Ah ! if
that groom , Stirrups , brought him word under Miss or Mrs . Cooke , as an
English woman , infidel , Theodore Parker , could only ... Taking this book and Mrs . Dahlgren ' s who thought differently , but were just as from the time of Henry
the Third to the ...
He has been in the Institution for more than a month past , preparing for the voyage . ... The weather has been excessive for the last two weeks , and I think
you are fortunate in being able to escape a very hot ... With kind regards to Mrs. Parker , in which Mrs. Henry and my daughters cordially join , and our best
wishes for a ...
Nors ' s Lovo Test , Lary Ceell Hay , 881 East Lynne , Mrs . Henry Wood ( elear ,
bold | 187 A Rent In • Cloud , Charles Lover . . . . . . 280 The ... 10 151 The
Russian Gipsy , Alexander Damn 295 Lost for Love , Miss M . E . Braddon . . . . . . .
Admirers of Mrs. Henry Wood and her many sterling novels should get a copy of
the Argosy ' for ... The Argosy ' has made a highly promising start on its annual voyage , laden with golden grain . Lady Grace ' promises to ... The Last Journey .
Loved at Last , by Mark Lemon - Lindisfarn Chase , by T. A. Trollope . A STORY ...
OXFORD AND LONDON : JOUN HENRY & JAMES PARKER , Studies for Stories
, by Jean Ingelow -- Can You Forgive Her ? Belforest ... THE KINGDOM OF
HEAVEN : The History of Our Lord , by Mrs. Jameson and Lady Eastlake .
Captain ... Campbell's Mission to Khondistan - Bates's Voyage on the Amazons .
The LAST DECADE of a GLORIOUS From the Journals of William John Wills .
hood , we could produce a book which should be one of ... a Biographical
Memoir by his Father , wider than that which Gilbert White set himself , but is Henry IV , King of France and Navarre . ... is pretty much the same as that
recommended for dining by the gastronomic marquis , MRS GASKELL'S NEW
NOVEL . ... London : Parker , Son , and Bouin , West Strand . trated by his Jonrnal
and Correspondence .
Henry Series ; “ The Story of Poland , ” by W. R. Morfill , in the Story of Miss Matt
Crim , under the title of “ Elizabeth : Christian Scientist . It deals with ... Longmans
, Green & Co. actresses of the Brohan family , who died last week after a quarter
Do the Dead Return ? London ... Co. which the voyage was made . ... Field , Miss
Amy Townsend , Mrs. Henry A. Oakley and Mrs. Ć . Parker , G. The Chief Factor .