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The Trip of a Lifetime - Monica McInerney

Paperback Published: 3rd July 2017
ISBN: 9780143786313
Number Of Pages: 464

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The long-awaited and highly anticipated new novel from one of Australia’s most beloved bestselling authors.

At the age of 85, Lola Quinlan is going home, travelling to Ireland for the first time since she emigrated to Australia as a twenty-year-old. What – and who – will be waiting for her there, alongside her memories?

Meanwhile, back home in the Clare Valley, the arrival of a TV company filming a murder mystery set in the wine-making world has sent the locals into a spin. Who is the mystery scriptwriter? And how did he or she find out all their secrets?

The highly anticipated new blockbuster novel from the beloved author of The Alphabet Sisters and Lola's Secret, this is a rich and highly entertaining story about family, love, lies and memories, and the true meaning of 'home'.


I love this author


I have had difficulty reading lately due to illness so purchased this book by Monica McInerney as I enjoyed several of her books. I am thoroughly enjoying same.

Terrigal New South Wales


Wonderful, easy and quick read.


Really enjoyed it...but not as intriguing as her other works.

Port Macquarie


Love this book and this author. I will be reordering soon.


I'm having chemo at the moment and with the flu season will not go to bookshops. This se vice has been prompt and efficient and given me peace of mind.



I loved this book a real page turner


Loved it

Tumut NSW


Most Enjoyable Journey


First time reader of this author, and I will be reading more of her books. The Trip of a Lifetime is a beautiful book, with a poignant story, that kept my attention with a smile throughout . Set between the Clare Valley in South Australia to the beautiful lush countryside of Ireland.The vibrant character, Lola threads you through the bright and dark times of life, with lots of surprises in between. Emotional, colourful and family focused.

Taree NSW


Trip of a lifetime


This is a pretty book written well but a bit bland for something called the trip of a lifetime I excepted more somehow. Like the book was holding out on me and then it end. But it's beautiful in its own way so I recommend a read



Wonderful read


So good to become so engrossed in a book that I didn't want to put it down

Jurien Bay, WA Australia


Fabulous reading


Fabulous reading, could not put this down. Another great book from Monica McInerney.

Adelaide, SA


Loved this book


Being from Ireland and knowing al places mentioned and then knowing the Clare area made it all interesting.

South Aust


The Trip of a Lifetime

4.6 9


ISBN: 9780143786313
ISBN-10: 0143786318
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 3rd July 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

Monica McInerney

About the Author

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels, A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls and At Home with the Templetons. Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. Her collection of short fiction, All Together Now, was shortlisted for the same award in 2009. At Home with the Templetons was shortlisted in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 Irish Book Awards and in the Romantic Elements category of the 2011 Australian Romantic Book of the Year Awards. In 2006 she was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Her new novel, Lola's Secret, was published in October 2011.

Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.

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