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The Resource The Afternoon Tea Club

The Afternoon Tea Club

Label
The Afternoon Tea Club
Title
The Afternoon Tea Club
Statement of responsibility
Jane Gilley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marjorie, Stacy, Raymond and Dora each hold a different story to their chest – lost loves, abandoned dreams, crippling self-confidence issues, and simply feeling invisible. For each of them, the thought of letting those stories out is almost as terrifying as letting strangers in, and that makes for a very lonely life indeed.But when these four strangers who have struggled to “fit in” end up on the same table for an event at their local community centre, little do they know that their lives are about to be entwined and changed forever because of an Afternoon Tea club.Cue an unexpected journey of self-discovery, some unlikely new companions, and plenty of tea and biscuits along the way...Heart-warming and poignant in equal measure, this is a story about loneliness, kindness, and the power of friendships that span generation, proving that the most simple of human connections unite us all. Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village and The Keeper of Lost Things
Summary
This story follows four very different people: Marjorie, an 82-year-old woman who has survived a very abusive relationship with her husband Oliver. Stacy, 28, who lives alone with eight cats that rule her life is a very disruptive way. Raymond, 76, originally from Jamaica - and he's grieving his wife Dianne, who has recently passed away. And Dora, 46, who comes from an extremely wealthy, successful family, but completely lacks self-confidence. These four characters have each struggled to fit in to society for one reason or another, but their lives are about to become entwined and changed forever because of an Afternoon Tea club.
Theme
Tone
Character
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10825999
Cataloging source
SALS
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Gilley, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Humorous Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Afternoon Tea Club
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCU_700488
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780008308643
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Afternoon Tea Club
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCU_700488
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780008308643
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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