The One and Only Dolly Jamieson The One and Only Dolly Jamieson

The One and Only Dolly Jamieson

    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings
    • $15.99
    • $15.99

Publisher Description

A compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine, for anyone who believes in the resilience of the human spirit.

A RESILIENT SPIRIT
Dolly Jamieson is not homeless, she’s merely between permanent abodes. The 78-year-old spends her days keeping warm at the local library, where she enjoys sparring with the officious head librarian and helping herself to the free morning tea. It’s not so bad, really.

A FORGOTTEN STAR
But it’s certainly a far cry from the 1960s, when this humble girl from Geelong became an international star of the stage. As the acclaimed lead in the Broadway production of The Rose of France, all Dolly’s dreams had come true.

So how, in her old age, did she end up here?

AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP
When Jane Leveson, a well-to-do newcomer to the library, shows an interest in Dolly, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship – and soon Jane is offering to help Dolly write her memoirs.

Yet Dolly can detect a deep sadness in the younger woman’s eyes. Perhaps by working together to recount the glittering highs, devastating lows and tragic secrets of Dolly’s life, both women can finally face their pasts and start to heal . . .

‘From the glamour of Broadway in the 1960s to the realities of life for the unhoused today, this is a riveting and heartbreaking story of friendship, second chances and hope.’ KELLY RIMMER

‘This novel had me from the first page. It’s been years since a book has made me feel like this.’ SALLY HEPWORTH

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
10 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

JRA-Jude ,

Dolly Jamieson

What a wonderful story. I laughed, l cried and l couldn’t put the book down.
Thank you Lisa, I’ve now read all your books and can’t wait for the new one.
PS: Go Cats

DDgrateful ,

Throughly enjoyable

Heartwarming story, a truly lovely read..

DebbieG Australia ,

Spectacular read

Dolly's indomitable spirit will have you racing through this delightful story. Lisa Ireland weaves two storylines beautifully. Both heartbreaking yet inspiring, we enter the world of theatre, and find friendship and happiness in the local library.

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