The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jan 24, 2019 - Friendship - 368 pages
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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.

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

Once again I have ventured outside my usual crime fiction genre. But this came to me so highly recommended I felt I could not miss it. And it is a delightful read. Peggy Smart has reached the age that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Griffin22 - LibraryThing

An enjoyable book, although I disagree with the ‘funny’ tag on the cover. Peggy is slumping into old age in a retirement village, her self esteem too low (courtesy of growing up with a critical mother ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Joanna Nell was born in the Midlands and graduated from Oxford University with a medical degree in 1991.
In 2003 she moved to Australia where she now works as a GP with a passion for women's health and care of the elderly.
Joanna writes character-driven stories of self-discovery for women of a certain age, creating young-at-heart characters who break the rules and defy society's expectations.
She lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches with her husband and two children.

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