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Mr Scobie’s Riddle

by Elizabeth Jolley

Mr Scobie’s arrival at the nursing home of St Christopher and St Jude is accidental. Self-educated and still preserving the gift of idyllic memory and wish, Mr Scobie stands apart from the others. For long-term resident and eccentric, Miss Hailey, he represents a kindred spirit; for Matron Price – a lady of questionable practices – the latest victim… But unwittingly Mr Scobie has some recourse – his very simple riddle.

Age Book of the Year Award, 1983
West Australia Fiction prize, 1983

  • Year of Publication: 1983
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult