The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital: The uplifting and poignant story you need in 2022
Joanna Nell (Author)
The heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Three unlikely friends. One chance to save the community. It might just be the perfect blend....
The Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria is at the heart of St Jude's Hospital. Staffed by successive generations of dedicated volunteers, for over fifty years the beloved cafeteria has been serving up a kind word and sympathetic ear along with tea and scones.
Hilary , the stalwart Manageress, has worked her way up through the ranks; Joy , the latest recruit, is driving Hilary mad by arriving late every day; and seventeen-year-old Chloe , the daughter of two successful surgeons, is volunteering in the holidays and bemused by the older women.
But when they discover the cafeteria is under threat of closure, the unlikely trio must put aside their differences. As they realise the secrets and sorrows they have in common, the women grow closer - but can they bring the community together and save the day?
Full of wisdom and warmth, The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital is a gorgeously poignant, hilarious story about unlikely friendships, growing old disgracefully, and coming together to save the things we love...
Readers love The Tea Ladies ...
' A delightful blend of emotion with wit and humour'
'Laugh-out-loud funny from the start'
'A cosy, happy, joyful book'
'This novel has the feel-good factor that's left me with a warm glow'
'An inspired read by the fabulous Joanna Nell - one to tug at the heart strings. Could not put it down'
'A complete joy'
Praise for Joanna Nell:
'Hugely entertaining . . . funny and heart-warming ' - Woman & Home
'A gentle, warm-hearted book that had me rooting for all the characters and laughing out loud at points. A book that shows it is never too late to learn how to live, to make new friends and to fall in love.' - Libby Page, author of The Lido
'A warm and touching story with a cast of characters who became my friends - I loved The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village with all its wit, wisdom and spirit ' - Katie Marsh, author of The Rest of Me
Hodder & Stoughton
3 March 2022
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