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About the book

‘If you don’t mind me asking, how long has it been since you lost your husband, Mrs Parker?’

‘Difficult to say exactly.’

Evelyn Parker has lived aboard the Golden Sunset ocean liner with her husband, Henry, for twenty years, ensconced in the luxury of cruise life and comfortable routine. But now Henry is missing, and it is up to Evelyn to find him.

Donning a pair of runners—her Finding Henry shoes—and armed with a pocket map, Evelyn embarks on an odyssey to bring her husband back to her, one step and one memory at a time.

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.

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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 Retirement Village, was a national bestseller. Joanna lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her husband and two teenage children.


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Joanna Nell talks about her new book




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