The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker

by Joanna Nell | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0733640370 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggoldenwattlewing of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 8/10/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by winggoldenwattlewing from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, August 10, 2020
As the wife of retired ship’s doctor Dr Henry Parker, Evelyn is living out her twilight years aboard the Golden Sunset. Every night she dresses for dinner and regales her fellow passengers with stories of a glamorous life travelling the world. The crew treat her with deference. And forbearance.
But when Henry goes missing, Evelyn sets off to search every part of the ocean liner to find him; misadventures are had – all new to Evelyn. If only she could remember the events of the night before as clearly as she can recall the first time she met Henry on a passage from England to Australia in 1953 and fell in love – abandoning her dreams to become a midwife to be a wife instead – and the long-ago painful events that left Evelyn all at sea.
Why is it so hard to remember some things and so hard to forget others? And where is Henry?

Bought at a library sale, from the Gunning Regional Library, NSW.

Journal Entry 2 by Needle-n-Thread at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, January 04, 2021
Mrs. Parker had lived for many years on board the Golden Sunset with her husband who was the Ship's Doctor. The ship was about to sail to Australia but Mrs Parker who was aboard but not worried. Her husband wasn't with her because he was sure to be busy with a patient. Time went on and she went looking for him but no sign. Evelyn was becoming rather vague in her mind and became friendly with a nice couple on board who were concerned about her and took care she went to meals etc., on time. The ship went through some wild weather some days and hot temperatures. In her younger days Evelyn has studied nursing, and was concerned about the young woman who looked after her cabin, because she didn't look well. One morning she came in saying she was in pain. Evelyn knew a baby was ready to be born and was able to deliver a healthy baby boy. Upon arriving in Sydney she was taken to a Retirement Home and Henry was there to greet her. He had met with an accident so was unable to contact her. They were back together again so could live their lives being well looked after.

Journal Entry 3 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
An unusual main character living in a 'hazy' world. We follow her adventure from her viewpoint.

Journal Entry 4 by winggoldenwattlewing at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, January 29, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/30/2021 UTC) at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Released at our local Bookcrossing meet-up at the City Labour Club in Civic, ACT. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 5 by oozy67 at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, January 30, 2021
Picked up at the ACT bookcrossing meeting at the Labor club.

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