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1787820882
Large print:The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village / Joanna Nell:2019 The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village / Joanna Nell
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Author: Nell, Joanna
Year: 2019
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Classification: FIC
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Aurora Large Print, 2019
ISBN: 1787820882 9781787820883
Control number 1787820882
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Standard print edition originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2018
The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor 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.
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Large type books, lcsh
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Hardback:The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village:2019
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This was a very easy and lighthearted read. It was also very humorous. Peggy is the main character. She's 79, single, widowed and frumpy. Then along comes her old friend who she hasn't seen for years, who is also almost 80, trendy and up for fun. The book is so well written and I fell in love with the main characters. Peggy used to come out with all these sayings and get all her words wrong. I had my favourites, for example "It was a wonder Angie had lived so long on this fandangle diet, and a miracle she hadn't contacted wisteria along the way" and when talking about germs she said " I never worried about having a few harmless orgasms on the kitchen worktop". It just made me laugh in so many places. The characters come to life in the book, which makes it flow nicely. The reason I dropped it a star was just the way it ended, but you'll have to read it to find out if you agree with me. A great cosy read. #Diveinto25. Part of my reading challenge with the library.
20/10/19
Lisa 1301
Northamptonshire LibraryPlus
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Hardback:The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village:2019
Author: Nell, Joanna
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
368 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:The last voyage of Mrs Henry Parker:2020
Author: Nell, Joanna
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
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