Joanna Nell
About the author

Joanna Nell

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.

Books by Joanna Nell

Joanna Nell Articles

Better Reading Preview: The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital

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7 September 2021

Better Reading Preview: The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital

    Your Preview Verdict: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

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    5 November 2020

    Your Preview Verdict: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

      Live Book Event: Joanna Nell, Author of The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

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      4 November 2020

      Live Book Event: Joanna Nell, Author of The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

        Joanna Nell on her Fabulous New Novel, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

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        4 November 2020

        Joanna Nell on her Fabulous New Novel, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

          Joyous, Irresistible: Read an Extract from Joanna Nell's The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

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          2 November 2020

          Joyous, Irresistible: Read an Extract from Joanna Nell's The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

            Joanna Nell's The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is Utterly Charming

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            2 November 2020

            Joanna Nell's The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is Utterly Charming

              The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker Author, Joanna Nell Ran Away to Sea... and then Wrote About it

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              17 December 2019

              The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker Author, Joanna Nell Ran Away to Sea... and then Wrote About it

                I Worked as a Ship’s Doctor: Q&A with Joanna Nell, Author of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker

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                3 October 2019

                I Worked as a Ship’s Doctor: Q&A with Joanna Nell, Author of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker

                  Utterly Delightful: Read an Extract from The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

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                  1 October 2019

                  Utterly Delightful: Read an Extract from The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

                    Wonderful! The Perfect Read this Long Weekend: Read a Review of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

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                    1 October 2019

                    Wonderful! The Perfect Read this Long Weekend: Read a Review of The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell