The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan

by Lisa Ireland

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/04/2020

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The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is a charming, nostalgic and heartwarming story for women of any age – and it all begins when 79-year-old Shirley kidnaps her husband from his nursing home for one final adventure...

'Elderly. Is that how the world sees me? A helpless little old lady? If only they knew. I allow myself a small smirk.'

When Shirley Sullivan signs her 83-year-old husband, Frank, out of the Sunset Lodge Nursing Home, she has no intention of bringing him back.

For fifty-seven years the couple has shared love, happiness and heartbreak. And while Frank may not know who his wife is these days, he knows he wants to go home. Back to the beach where they met in the early 1960s...

So Shirley enacts an elaborate plan to evade the authorities – and their furious daughter, Fiona – to give Frank the holiday he’d always dreamed of.

And, in doing so, perhaps Shirley can make amends for a lifelong guilty secret...

ISBN:
9781760895594
9781760895594
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-04-2020
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
234x154x25mm
Weight:
0.47kg

"With both humour and heart, The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan takes the reader on a (literal) journey – in a Kombi van! – following one couple’s unconventional love story, and examining the lengths a person will go to to right the wrongs of a lifetime. This is Lisa Ireland’s breakout novel for sure."
Sally Hepworth 

"Lisa Ireland’s writing is simply magical, and Shirley’s charming and heartfelt story brought me to tears again and again. The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is one of my favourite books, ever."
Kelly Rimmer

"This moving story, celebrating ageing and all types of love, will leave you with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart."
Rachael Johns

Lisa Ireland

Lisa Ireland lives on the Victorian coast with her husband and three sons. After working for many years as a primary school teacher, Lisa is a now a full-time writer.

When she's not writing, she can be found drinking coffee with friends or wandering along the beach with her extremely disobedient but totally loveable dog, Lulu.

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