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Joan London

Biography

Joan London

Joan London is a bookseller and author living in Perth. She is the author of two short story collections, SISTER SHIPS, which won The Age Book of the Year, and LETTER TO CONSTANTINE, which won the Steele Rudd Award as well as the West Australian Premier’s Award for Fiction, and three novels, GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS, and THE GOLDEN AGE.

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Joan London

Books by Joan London

by Joan London - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Jewish Interest
Frank Gold’s family has escaped the Nazis in Hungary and fled to the safety of faraway Australia, but not long after their arrival, Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to convalesce in an old pub that has been converted into children’s hospital called The Golden Age. There he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who seems to radiate light in spite of her illness. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling each another’s recovery, facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the staff of The Golden Age. Meanwhile, Frank and Elsa’s parents must cope with their changing realities, reconciling their hopes and dreams with their children’s illness.

Frank Gold’s family has escaped the Nazis in Hungary and fled to the safety of faraway Australia, but not long after their arrival, Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to convalesce in an old pub that has been converted into children’s hospital called The Golden Age. There he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who seems to radiate light in spite of her illness. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling each another’s recovery, facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the staff of The Golden Age. Meanwhile, Frank and Elsa’s parents must cope with their changing realities, reconciling their hopes and dreams with their children’s illness.

Frank Gold’s family has escaped the Nazis in Hungary and fled to the safety of faraway Australia, but not long after their arrival, Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to convalesce in an old pub that has been converted into children’s hospital called The Golden Age. There he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who seems to radiate light in spite of her illness. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling each another’s recovery, facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the staff of The Golden Age. Meanwhile, Frank and Elsa’s parents must cope with their changing realities, reconciling their hopes and dreams with their children’s illness.