Great escape from Woodlands nursing home. Joanna Nell. 2020.

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Not all residents play by the rules.

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of ‘room with a view’ of the car park, she dreams of escape.

Fellow ‘inmate’, the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans on returning home as soon as he is fit and able to take charge of his mobility scooter.

When Hattie and Walter officially meet at the Night Owls, a clandestine club run by Sister Bronwyn and her dog, Queenie they seem at odds.But when Sister Bronwyn is dismissed over her unconventional approach to aged care, they must join forces - and very slowly an unlikely, unexpected friendship begins to grow.