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Publisher Description

The heartwarming and hilarious bestseller by the author of treasured novels, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village and The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

The Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria has been serving refreshments and raising money at the hospital for over fifty years, long after anybody can remember who Marjorie Marshall actually was. Staffed by successive generations of dedicated volunteers, the beloved cafeteria is known as much for offering a kind word and sympathetic ear (and often unsolicited life advice) as for its tea and buns.

Stalwart Hilary has worked her way up through the ranks to Manageress; Joy has been late every day since she started as the cafeteria's newest recruit. She doesn't take her role as 'the intern' quite as seriously as Hilary would like but there's no doubt she brings a welcome pop of personality. Seventeen-year-old Chloe, the daughter of two successful surgeons, is volunteering during the school holidays because her mother thinks it will look good on her CV.

Chloe is at first bewildered by the two older women but soon realises they have a lot in common, not least that each bears a secret pain. When they discover the cafeteria is under threat of closure, this unlikely trio must band together to save it.

'Takes readers on a sweet journey. A warm-hearted read from Nell, who tells engaging stories with older protagonists' The Australian
'The Tea Ladies is a delight. Warm characters and observations and great pace' AMANDA HAMPSON
'Another funny, warm-hearted read' Herald Sun

Praise for the novels of Joanna Nell:
'Tender and funny' Woman's Weekly
'Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm ... highly addictive' Sun Herald
'Lively and whimsical' Sydney Morning Herald

Fiction & Literature
29 September
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

MBarra68 ,

A wonderful & relatable novel full of warmth and humour. Highly recommend.

I adored this new novel from Joanna Nell. I think it may just be my new favourite of all her novels (and that's saying something because I've loved them all.)
As well as the usual Joanna Nell trademark heart and her gentle exploration of issues like grief, loneliness and friendship, this novel particularly tickled my funnybone. The dry humour and hilarious turns of phrase caused me to laugh out loud many times throughout.
This is one to buy multiple copies of and give to the people in your life this Christmas. Highly recommend!

Georgina1960 ,

The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s Hospital

Thanks Joanna for this heartwarming feel-good book. Can’t wait until your next.

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