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Lola

Lola
   

Lola's themes underpin an exploration of love and death (including pet cemeteries), music and friendship. Set between Australia and New Zealand, it is a story both acute and amusing, knowledgeable and questing - much like Lola herself.

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ISBN 9781742287751
Published 1 March 2010 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Smither, Elizabeth
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781742287751
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)
Publication Date 1 March 2010
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Smither, Elizabeth
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 724412

Description of this Electronic Book

On the day Lola Dearborn vowed to never attend another funeral, she was deliberately present at three . . .

Lola Dearborn marries into Dearborn & Zander, a family of funeral directors, when she falls for Sam Dearborn at a dance. But when Sam, and her friend Alice Zander, injured in a freak accident, die, Lola devotes the rest of her life to exploration. She takes up residence in an art-deco hotel, she befriends the members of the Sylvester Quartet after gate-crashing a rehearsal. She reflects on the different kinds of love offered by men: Luigi the Italian undertaker who buries a dog with its owner, and Charles the retired surgeon with his disruptive daughter, Brandy.

Lola's themes underpin an exploration of love and death (including pet cemeteries), music and friendship. Set between Australia and New Zealand, it is a story both acute and amusing, knowledgeable and questing - much like Lola herself.

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Author's Bio

Elizabeth Smither is a prize-winning poet. Her collection The Lark Quartet won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2000, and in 2002 she was the Te Mata New Zealand Poet Laureate. More recently, in 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. Smither has written four previous novels - First Blood (1983), Brother-love, Sister-love (1986), The Sea Between Us (2003) and Different Kinds of Pleasure (2006) - and five collections of short stories, the most recent being The Girl Who Proposed (2008).

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