Mrs Winterbottom Takes a Gap Year by Joanna Nell

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'Her latest novel is her best yet . . . a wonderful read about growing older and grabbing hold of life' Weekend Australian


 'Heartwarming, tender and oh-so-funny' ALI LOWE


'Charming, funny and wise exploration of the pleasures and perils of retirement. If you want a laugh-out-loud holiday read that will make your heart swell, this is the book for you' TRACEY SPICER


 'An intriguing, warm-hearted novel challenging age stereotypes' The Australian Women's Weekly


 Husband and wife GPs Alan and Heather Winterbottom have worked side by side in their idyllic rural practice for over forty years but now they've decided to hang up their stethoscopes and retire. Joy! Celebration! Or not . . . 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 unforgettable experiences, pitfalls and temptations. But could what's waiting for her back in Netherwood be Heather's biggest adventure yet?

'Warm, insightful and funny . . . celebrates, so well, the treasures that life's later stages can hold' DIANNE YARWOOD


'Takes the reader on a wholesome and hilarious journey from the organic garden beds of Dorset to the sun-kissed islands of Greece . . . this is a story that will leave you smiling' ALI LOWE


'It's a meditation on the meaning of love, and the ebbs and flows of relationships' TRACEY SPICER


'I loved taking a gap week from my life with Mrs Winterbottom. Nell's writing is delightfully funny and as heart-warming as a cup of tea' MEGAN ALBANY


'Engaging, funny and resoundingly human' Books+Publishing


'Delightful . . . This is an author who never disappoints. Her gentle intelligence is evident in everything she writes . . . Her observations of the human condition are perspicacious but kind, humorous but never mocking' Living Arts Canberra