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The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy (2014)

by Rachel Joyce(Favorite Author)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 1
0385682824 (ISBN13: 9780385682824)
Bond Street Books
Harold Fry
review 1: Thoroughly enjoyed this book which is the parallel story to 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry', telling as it does the tale of Queenie, dying of throat cancer in a hospice in Northumberland, stunned when she hears that Harold has decided to walk the length of the country to visit her but, unable to speak she decides she has to write a last letter to Harold, explaining how she felt about him, why she left 20 years before and confessing some things she has always felt guilty about, a poignant and moving story which I probably enjoyed even more than Harold Fry - 9/10.
review 2: At first I had a little trouble with the back and forth of the narrative from the past to the present, with the present sometimes a medically-induced haze. But the imagery is beautifu
... morel and Queenie is such a lovely, quiet, admirable character. You might be tempted to feel sorry for her and her unrequited love for Harold Fry, but her life and how she lived it is redeemed in her final moments and that's all you could wish. It is a lovely meditation on living and dying and loving whether it's reciprocated or not. less
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Beautifully observed. With (for me) an unexpected ending.... Poignant, sad and insightful.
A happy book featuring death. Beguiling. Read The Harold Fry side of the story first tho.
An amazing accompanying book to Harold fry. Not a sequel, something very special here
Beautiful and sad and definitely worth a read. Do so enjoy her writing.
Oh wow.
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