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Barbara Toner
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Barbara Toner

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Barbara Toner is an acclaimed author and columnist who has written extensively about the lot of women in all its manifestations, with all its glorious and less glorious intricacies, both in fiction and non-fiction. She has three daughters and divides her time between England and the far south coast of New South Wales. Her new novel, Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife, will be published in April 2019.

Books by Barbara Toner

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband

In 1919, thanks to the war and Spanish flu, potential husbands are thin on the ground. So four young women take an unusual course of action to solve all their problems . . .

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Get to know the Four Respectable Ladies

Barbara Toner introduces the ladies of Prospect, Adelaide Nightingale, Pearl Fletcher, Louisa Worthington and Maggie Albright.

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Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband book club notes

Book clubs will love Barbara Toner’s charming, witty novel set in post-WWI New South Wales.

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Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife Book Club Notes

Bring your book club together for lively debate about the true meaning of ‘for better or worse’ – both in marriage and in friendship.