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Obras por Joanna Nell

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“It's never too late to grow old disgracefully....”

This is a humorous domestic drama set in an Australian retirement village. Joanna Nell is an English born author and doctor and now lives in Sydney. The main character is 79 year old Peggy Smart, whose life as a widow has become rather mundane and beige, punctuated only by popping pills out of the blister packs and watching elderly eligible widower Brian walk past in the mornings, and fending off her childrens’ attempts to consign her to a nursing home. Then her old school friend the glamorous fast-living Angie Valentine appears at the village creating a whirlpool of colour and excitement around her. Angie soon turns Peggie’s life and wardrobe upside down and helps her challenge some of the roles that have been set for her, particularly that of a frail, invisible older woman.

I enjoyed this story, it was fun, and made some insightful points about aging, although it was fairly slow moving. My only complaint was there was probably too much medical minutiae not really necessary to the flow of the story.
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mimbza | 7 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this book and appreciate the accuracy provided by a geriatrics specialist.
 
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Kimberlyhi | 7 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2023 |
A lovely story about Mrs Henry Parker and her life aboard a cruise ship. A wonderful character and plot. The most enjoyable of Nell's four novels that I have read.
 
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PhillipThomas | 1 outra crítica | Feb 18, 2023 |
An enjoyable light read.

In comparison with Nell's other books, I found this one a little less entertaining, and the plot less interesting. The character development was stronger as was the storytelling in my opinion.
½
 
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PhillipThomas | 3 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
5
Membros
307
Popularidade
#76,700
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
19
ISBN
51

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