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The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy : a novel

by Joyce, Rachel (Author)

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"When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live she sends a letter on pink paper in which she bids goodbye to Harold Fry. It is a letter that inspires an unlikely walk, a cast of well-wishers, and the examination of many lives unlived. But there is a second letter, a longer, quieter more complic... Full description

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Summary: "When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live she sends a letter on pink paper in which she bids goodbye to Harold Fry. It is a letter that inspires an unlikely walk, a cast of well-wishers, and the examination of many lives unlived. But there is a second letter, a longer, quieter more complicated letter which she will never send. It is this letter, the one we did not know about in [the author's previous book] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of Queenie's life"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description: 366 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780812996678 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0812996674 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Author Notes: Rachel Joyce is an author who was born in London in 1962. She started her career writing plays for the BBC Radio Four. She was part of the duo that won the 2007 Tinnis wood Award for "To Be A Pilgrim". She was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. She later won the New Writer of the Year Award in 2012 from the National Book Awards for this same title. Her other works include: Perfect, The Love Song of Miss. Queenie Hennessy, A Snow Garden and Other Stories and The Music Shop.

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