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The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

Joanna Nell Julie Nihill

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Hachette Australia
01 November 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Fiction
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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
By:   Joanna Nell
Read by:   Julie Nihill
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9780733642869
ISBN 10:   0733642861
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joanna Nell was born in the UK and studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford universities. Her essays and short fiction have won multiple awards and been published in medical journals and literary anthologies. A former ship's doctor and now working as a GP, Joanna writes character-driven stories, creating young-at-heart characters who are not afraid to break the rules and defy society's expectations of ageing. Her first two novels, THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE and THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER, were national bestsellers. Joanna lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Reviews for The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

The perfect blend of funny and moving; Peggy Smart had me laughing and crying in this ultimately uplifting story - NATASHA LESTER on THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE A touching story about the power of memory - The Australian Women's Weekly on THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER A heartwarming story, extremely well written and highly addictive - Herald Sun on THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER Funny and warmly endearing - Weekly Times on THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER This enchanting novel ... isn't just for the over-50s - Country Style on THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER


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