The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
Mar20

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which I read a couple of years ago, so was very excited when I spotted The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy in Waterstones (and I had the Christmas vouchers to spend on it!). It’s described by the author as neither a sequel or a prequel to Harold Fry. It is, like Harold and Queenie themselves, a companion to sit alongside it. Queenie was almost invisible in Harold Fry. We knew she...

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Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Dec13

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

I absolutely loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, so when I saw the author, Rachel Joyce, had written another book, I had to read it. I even broke my ‘no hardback’ rule especially (because who wants to pay hardback prices really if you can just wait a few months?!). Perfect is the story of two boys, Byron and James, in 1972. In that year, two seconds were added to time. And Byron’s mums has an accident. From...

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Wednesday Words: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
May29

Wednesday Words: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

When I read a book, it’s always there at the back of my mind. It’s on the edge of my consciousness. I feel like I can grasp it, but not quite. It’s like half a memory. Sometimes I’m not even sure what is there, whether it’s something that’s happened to me. But it’s the book. I’m thinking about it without even realising it. It’s affecting me and getting under my skin. I’ve...

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