The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy / Rachel Joyce.
Publisher: Black Swan, 2015.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 178416030X 9781784160302 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2014.
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 to him had explained she was dying from cancer. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold the truth. Composing this new message, the volunteer promises, will ensure Queenie hangs on. It will also atone for the secrets of the past. As the volunteer points out, 'It isn't Harold who is saving you. It is you, saving Harold Fry.' This is that letter. A letter that was never sent. 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.
380 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
This is a truly beautiful story, companion to "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry". Doesn't matter which order you read them in. Just a wonderful insight into growing old, illness, end of life and what makes up the time getting there. Loved it.
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