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  • The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

  • By: Joanna Nell
  • Narrated by: Julie Nihill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

By: Joanna Nell
Narrated by: Julie Nihill
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Summary

At nearly 90, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her 'room with a view' - of the car park! - she dreams of escape.

Fellow 'inmate', the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans on returning home as soon as he is fit and able to take charge of his mobility scooter.

When Hattie and Walter officially meet at The Night Owls, a clandestine club run by Sister Bronwyn and her dog, Queenie, they seem at odds. But when Sister Bronwyn is dismissed over her unconventional approach to aged care, they must join forces - and very slowly, an unlikely, unexpected friendship begins to grow.

Full of wisdom and warmth, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is a gorgeously poignant, hilarious story showing that it is never too late to laugh - or to love.

©2020 Joanna Nell (P)2020 Hachette Australia
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What a delightful story

I really enjoyed this audio book. An easy listen and a wonderful story, with an insight into the hopes and needs of people in care homes.

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A must read

Absolute masterpiece of a book. A heartwarming tale with a gripping story line.
As a nurse I loved the idea of the night owls and will carry the idea as a reminder to always put the patient first and think outside the box. Who knows maybe bring the night owls to my neck of the woods ;)

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Very funny and touching tale.

I loved this, every character a good one. Eye-opener on old age and its effects.