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Books with heart and humour

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"Hugely entertaining...funny and heartwarming"


Woman & Home

"Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm...extremely well written and highly addictive."

Sun Herald

Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing–the most heartwarming book we've read in a long time."

Women's Weekly


Joanna Nell is a Sydney-based writer, GP and advocate for positive ageing. She has written three bestselling novels The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker and The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home, published by Hachette. Her latest book The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital was published in 2021.


Joanna was awarded a writing residency at The Bundanon Trust and her prize winning short fiction has been published in numerous magazines, journals and short story anthologies including Award Winning Australian Writing. She has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum and Sunday Life magazines.


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