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Joanna Nell: The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital

In this week's episode of Writers off the Page, bestselling author Joanna Nell discusses her latest novel, plus the benefits of self imposed writing retreats, literary speed dating and how to promote your book if you're an introvert.

Joanna Nell is a writer, GP and an accidental advocate for positive ageing. She’s the author of 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.

Her latest novel The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s Hospital has just hit the shelves. It's the story of the Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria, and the three ladies who make it their mission to keep it running. Hilary is the manageress and takes her job very seriously. Beside her, is retiree and "intern" Joy, who lives up to her name by bringing a pop of joy into the old cafeteria. 17 year old Chloe is the newest recruit. The daughter of two successful surgeons, Chloe's got her life mapped out - or so it seems.

The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s Hospital is a hilarious and heartwarming novel, proving age is no barrier when it comes to friendship.


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