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Mrs Winterbottom Takes a Gap Year

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399705950

Price: £22

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It’s never too late for the adventure of a lifetime . . .

Heather Winterbottom
has worked side by side with her husband as GPs in their idyllic rural practice for over forty years. But as the time comes to hang up their stethoscopes, the Winterbottoms discover that they have rather different visions of retirement . . .

Heather dreams of exploring the Greek Islands, of escaping the shackles of her routine life and embracing an exciting new adventure. Alan dreams of growing his own vegetables.

When things come to a head at a family lunch, Heather announces that she has decided to take a year off. From her old life, from her marriage – from Alan. Alone in beautiful Greece, Heather embarks on her very own odyssey – complete with peak experiences, pitfalls and temptations. But what if coming home is the biggest adventure yet?



Moving and laugh-out-loud funny‘ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

A wonderful read‘ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Gently humorous and heart-warming‘ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘A lovely coming-of-age (retirement) novel’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Thought-provoking, heart-warming and uplifting‘ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review


More praise for Joanna Nell:

‘Takes readers on a sweet journey
. A warm-hearted read from Nell, who tells engaging stories with older protagonists’ The Australian

‘Tender and funny’ Woman’s Weekly

‘Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm . . . highly addictive’ Sun Herald

The Tea Ladies is a delight. Warm characters and observations and great pace’ AMANDA HAMPSON

‘Another funny, warm-hearted read Herald Sun

Lively and whimsicalSydney Morning Herald

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Mrs Winterbottom Takes a Gap Year was my first Joanna Nell novel and it was a treat. The writing is warm, insightful and funny - there were several laugh-out-loud moments for me - and the story celebrates, so well, the treasures that life's later stages can hold
Dianne Yarwood