Away with the Penguins: The joyful Richard & Judy pick and Number 1 bestseller

Random House
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A truly feel-good book club read - a #1 bestseller in ebook and audio!

'This year's Eleanor Oliphant . . . Funny, bittersweet and wholly original.' Daily Express


Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . .

Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she's never seen without her ruby-red lipstick.

Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone.

She can be found either collecting litter from the beach ('people who litter the countryside should be shot'), trying to locate her glasses ('someone must have moved them') or shouting
instructions to her assistant, Eileen ('Eileen, door!').

Veronica doesn't have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway . . . And she has no idea where she's going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies.

But today . . . today Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.


'I love this gorgeous book. Unflinching, stubborn, funny and moving, Veronica is an unlikely heroine who will sneak in and capture your heart.' Trisha Ashley
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About the author

HAZEL PRIOR lives on Exmoor with her husband and a huge ginger cat. As well as writing, she works as a freelance harpist. Her wonderful debut novel, Ellie and the Harp-Maker, is now available in paperback.
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Additional Information

Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Mar 5, 2020
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9781473562110
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / World War II
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Nature & the Environment
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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