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From the bestselling author of At Home with the Templetons comes a funny, sad and moving novel about memories and moments and the very meaning of life.

At the Valley View Motel in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley, 84-year-old Lola Quinlan is up to her usual mischief. She's sent her family away for Christmas and invited a number of mystery guests to come and stay. But who are all these people, and why aren't they spending the festive season with their own loved ones?

As the big day draws closer and Lola's personal family dramas threaten to unravel her plans, she discovers that at a special time of year, magic can happen in every family – especially your own.

A funny and sad and moving novel about the very meaning of life, Lola's Secret has touched the hearts of women the world over.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143785699

    June 19, 2017

    Penguin

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742534077

    September 28, 2011

    Penguin eBooks

    400 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    General Fiction Book of the Year

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