Books with heart and humour.
Joanna Nell is a Sydney-based writer, GP and accidental advocate for positive ageing. She has published 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.
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.
All books are published by Hachette Australia and NZ, Hodder & Stoughton (UK) and available at most bookshops, online booksellers, ebook platforms and in audiobook.
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THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM WOODLANDS NURSING HOME
A reclusive spinster and a gregarious widower, two equally reluctant inmates of an aged care home, form an unlikely friendship and discover that you're never too old to laugh. Or love.
THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER
The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker is a love letter to the memories we make over the course of a lifetime, and how the heart remembers when the mind has long forgotten.
THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE
A chance encounter with a long lost school friend sets lonely widow Peggy Smart on a journey of self-discovery and demonstrates that it's never too late to grow old disgracefully.