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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

by Rachel Joyce

Publisher Doubleday

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About the book

From the author of the 2 million+ copy, worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story.

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 youve done your travelling, youre 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.

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About the Author

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Music Shop, and the New York Times bestseller Miss Benson's Beetle, as well as a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and been translated into thirty-six languages. Two are currently in development for film.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014.

Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She lives with her family near Stroud.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    After falling in love with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry we were desperate to read The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey. Queenie herself is quite an elusive character in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and we really wanted to know more about her.

    This is a pretty powerful, gripping story in its own right. You don't need to have read Harold Fry's novel, but we personally think that you would get so much more enjoyment from it if you have read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, as a lot of the same parts are there, only from a completely different perspective. You will find new dimensions of the story and it will also cause you to view certain events with a completely different outlook.

    Rachel Joyce is a brilliant story-teller and this deserves to be a Book of the Month.

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