Mr Scobie's Riddle

Mr Scobie's Riddle

by Elizabeth Jolley
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/03/2010
  $12.99

'Startlingly good... It divines riddles of mortality.' The Age

Mr Scobie's arrival at the nursing home of St Christopher and St Jude – and descent into the clutches of Matron Hyacinth Price – is accidental. Adrift in his own memories but preserving a gentle politesse, Mr Scobie stands apart from the others.

For long-term resident and eccentric, Miss Hailey, he represents a kindred spirit; for Matron Price – a lady of questionable practices – the latest victim.

This bleakly comic investigation of old age, exile and displacement shows Elizabeth Jolley at her finest. It is written with wry humour, melancholy and great warmth.

Winner of The Age Book of the Year 1993.

ISBN:
9781742530390
9781742530390
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-03-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia

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