The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

£14.99

ISBN: 9780857527196 Author: Cronin, Marianne Publisher: Doubleday Publication Date: 18th February 2021 Imprint: Doubleday Cover: Hardback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 400 Language: English Edition: Hardback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Life is short – no one knows that better than seventeen year-old Lenni Petterssen. On the Terminal Ward, the nurses are offering their condolences already, but Lenni still has plenty of living to do. When she meets 83-year-old Margot Macrae, a fellow patient offering new friendship and enviable artistic skills, Lenni’s life begins to soar in ways she’d never imagined. As their bond deepens, a world of stories opens up: of wartime love and loss, of misunderstanding and reconciliation, of courage, kindness and joy. Stories that have led Lenni and Margot to the end of their days.

An extraordinary friendship. A lifetime of stories. Their last one begins here.

‘This is something special: moving, joyful and life-affirming’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Book of the Month

‘Heartwarming, remarkable stories’ BBC BOOKS FOR 2021
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Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.

Dodging doctor’s orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eight-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.

To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.

As their extraordinary friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.

Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny and brimming with tenderness, THE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LENNI AND MARGOT unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we need them most.

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‘Full of wisdom and kindness. It is just the kind of book I adore’ JOANNA CANNON
‘Emotional, involving, witty and sad. Everyone is going to love Lenni and Margot’ JILL MANSELL

‘Lenni and Margot are two of the most wonderful, warm, witty and wise heroines I’ve ever met. Beautiful and glorious’ CLARE POOLEY, author of The Authtenticity Project

‘Such a delight! I fell head over heels for Lenni and Margot, their wit and vibrancy and marvellous outlooks on life. An utter joy’ ABBIE GREAVES

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