Sat, 12 Oct|
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead
Joanna Nell High Tea Cancelled
Join bestselling author Joanna Nell for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, bubbly and sweets to celebrate the release of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker, a love letter to the memories we make over the course of a lifetime, and how the heart remembers what matters, even when the mind doesn't.
Time & Location
12 Oct 2019, 3:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia
About The Event
Join Joanna Nell, the bestselling author of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirment Village, for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, bubbly and sweets to celebrate the release of he rnew novel, The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker, a love letter to the memories we make over the course of a lifetime, and how the heart remembers what matters, even when the mind doesn't
About the Book
Joanna Nell's follow-up to the bestselling The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirment Village is a poignant ode to love and the memories that make a well-lived life
As the wife of retired ship's doctor Dr Henry Parker, Evelyn is living out her twilight years aboard the Golden Sunset. Every night she dresses for dinner - gown, tiara, runners - and regales her fellow passengers with stories of a glamorous life travelling the world in luxury as well as showing off her superior knowledge of everything from ships' customs to biographical details of her heroine, Florence Nightingale. The crew treat her with deference. And forbearance.
But when Henry goes missing, Evelyn sets off to search every part of the grand ocean liner to find him, casino, nightclub and off-limits areas included. Misadventures are had, new friends are made, scandalous behaviour noted - all news to Evelyn. If only she could remember the events of the night before as clearly as she can recall the first time she met Henry on a passage from England to Australia in 1953 and fell in love, abandoning her dreams to become a midwife to be a wife instead - and the long-ago painful events that left Evelyn all at sea.
Why is it so hard to remember some things and so hard to forget others? And where is Henry? 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 what matters, even when the mind has long forgotten.
About the Author
Joanna Nell was born in the UK and studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford universities. Her short fiction has won multiple awards and has been published in various journals and literary anthologies.
A former ship's doctor and now a GP with a passion for women's health and care of the elderly, Joanna is drawn to writing character-driven stories for women in their prime, creating young-at-heart characters who are not afraid to break the rules and defy society's expectations of ageing.
Her first novel, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirment Village, was a national bestseller. Joanna lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches with her husband and two teenage children.
High Tea Ticket
Your ticket to the High Tea.$25.00
High Tea Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the High Tea, plus a pre-ordered copy of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker.$50.00