Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Rachel Joyce

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Narrated By: Celia Imrie

Duration: 10 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait?

A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for twenty years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey too.’

Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was the beginning.

Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go. And most of all it is about finding joy in unexpected places and at times we least expect.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life, Romance: wholesome, Family life fiction, Humorous fiction

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A beautiful story which will grip you, make you laugh and cry, uplift your spirit and leave you feeling profoundly grateful and changed by the reading experience ... This is a wonderful book about loss, redemption and joy – and I give it my own prize.

The Daily Mail

Invest in a box of Kleenex before you start this tear-jerker - [one of] this month's big reads.

Women & Home

If you loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, you'll be thrilled with this sequel.

The Sun

5 stars

The Telegraph

Touching ... a quiet, gentle, moving novel. Joyce's writing has a simplicity that sings and she captures hope best of all.