The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village: an uplifting tale of love and friendship (Paperback)Joanna Nell (author)
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A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship, for anyone who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Keeper of Lost Things and Three Things about Elsie.
It's never too late to grow old disgracefully...
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. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim.
Peggy 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.
Can she channel her 'inner Helen Mirren' and find love and friendship in her twilight years?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 22 mm
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
A funny and poignant exploration of growing old disgracefully and enjoying your twilight years. * Culturefly *
Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing, it's the most heartwarming book we've read in a long time. * Woman's Weekly *
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