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Paperback:The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy:2015 The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
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Author: Joyce
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Black Swan
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Talking book - CD:The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy:2015:Talking book ed.
Hardback:The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy:2014
Large print:The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy:2015
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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.

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Our book group had previously read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which we felt was essential to get the most out of this book. It tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a man she meets at work, although he has no knowledge of this, and her fantasies about what life might be like if he were not married to someone else. She writes to tell him that she is dying of cancer and is persuaded by one of the nuns in the hospice to tell him the whole truth of her feelings for him. The overall feeling was that this book felt somewhat contrived, making use of the author's personal experiences whilst not necessarily creating a satisfactory narrative. Queenie comes across as an intelligent woman whose life could have been so much more fruitful than it was with many missed opportunities. The average score was 7/10.
14/07/17
jtnwr
Bedford
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Paperback:Perfect:2014
Author: Joyce, Rachel
Year 2014
Media class: Paperback
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Our book group read this and were split - those who liked it, loved it; those who didn't either dism
26/02/15
southwateru3abooks
West Sussex
More editions / formats: Hardback
1471295958
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Large print:The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy:2015
Author: Joyce, Rachel
Year 2015
Media class: Large print
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Lovely story. Rather sad but lifted by moments of humour. Completes the story of Harold Fry but you
11/08/15
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Surrey Live
More editions / formats: Talking book - CD Hardback
1784162043
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Paperback:A snow garden and other stories:2016
Author: Joyce, Rachel
Year 2016
Media class: Paperback
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0552778095
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Paperback:The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry:2013
Author: Joyce, Rachel
Year 2013
Media class: Paperback
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Beautiful tale beautifully written with heart and soul. Very real with characters that are Sad, regr
15/02/18
readbyl1ght2
West Sussex
More editions / formats: eBook
0857521926
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Hardback:The music shop:2017
Author: Joyce, Rachel
Year 2017
Media class: Hardback
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Wacky off the wall story for music lovers and emotional cripples.Clever weaving of plot with flashba
17/04/18
johnwickens
West Sussex
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