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Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting Richard & Judy Book Club 2020 pick

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Nigel Pilkington, Nicolette Mckenzie, Ayoola Smart

10 Hours 26 Minutes

Penguin Books LTD

March 2020

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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.


Readers love Hazel Prior!

‘Oh I so adored this beautiful, unique book!’

‘A complete pleasure from start to finish.’

‘A touching, absorbing and uplifting story.’

‘Tender, heartwarming and sensitively written.’

© Hazel Prior 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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  • Jan R.

    a truly heart warming tale of grace in people taking care of each other , in healing abandonment trauma and taking care of penguins!

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  • Sue N.

    I loved this and couldn’t leave it ! It came everywhere with me as I listened to it I heartily recommend it

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