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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

By Joanna Nell | Paperback / softback | 4 Review(s)

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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 decor 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.

Format
Paperback / softback
Release Date
25 Sep 2018
Author(s)
Joanna Nell
Publisher
Hachette Australia
ISBN-13
9780733640353
Dimensions
153mm x 233mm x 27mm
Pages
368
Format
Paperback / softback
Release Date
25 Sep 2018
Author(s)
Joanna Nell
Publisher
Hachette Australia
ISBN-13
9780733640353
Dimensions
153mm x 233mm x 27mm
Pages
368

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31 Oct 2018

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Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

If you fell in love with Harold Fry and Eleanor Oliphant, then Joanna Nell’s funny and moving novel about growing old and finding love is a must-have.

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31 Oct 2018

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04 Oct 2018

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Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

A wry and very honest look at the lives of the inhabitants of a retirement village that manages to be both laugh-out-loud funny and respectful towards the elderly. One for people who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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04 Oct 2018

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01 Oct 2018

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Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

A wry and very honest look at the lives of the inhabitants of a retirement village that manages to be both laugh-out-loud funny and respectful towards the elderly. One for people who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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01 Oct 2018

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19 Oct 2018

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Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Again, this is a debut novel and I absolutely loved it! I laughed and I was moved – it’s a tale of love, community and ageing. Peggy Smart lives most capably and independently in her little villa within the Jacaranda Retirement Village in a Sydney seaside suburb. She’s approaching 80 and along with it, her fears, insecurities and heart longings are setting her on edge. Her children certainly have her in their sights, deeming her no longer capable of independent living and she’s feeling the pressure. But, within the community of the village, Peggy has friends and her heart is fluttering for her kindly neighbour Brian. In her time of crisis a friend re-appears after fifty years, Angie, and becomes Peggy’s closest ally – but what secrets is she hiding? Will Peggy outsmart her overprotective children and will she win the day over being patronised and dealing with prescriptions? The essence of the story is that you may be ageing but your hopes and heart longings don’t diminish. If you loved Harold Fry, Queenie or Hester and Harriet you’ll love this new heart-warming book too!

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