Finding Henry Applebee (Paperback)Celia Reynolds (author)
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Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for January 2020
Here Henry was, once again in a bustling train station, ready to resume where he had left off all those years ago...
Finding Henry Applebee is a charming, tender and uplifting story about unlikely friendships, the power of love - and how it's never too late to change your life.
Eighty-five-year-old Henry Arthur Applebee has had a pretty good life. But one regret has haunted him for the last sixty-five years.
And so, on an ordinary December morning, he boards a train from London to Edinburgh. His goal is simple: to find the woman who disappeared from his life decades earlier. But Henry isn't the only person on a mission. Also bound for Edinburgh is troubled teen, Ariel. And when the two strangers collide, what began as one humble journey will catapult them both into a whole new world...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'An absolute delight. It's beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart' BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE
'Beautifully written, wonderfully warm, a lovely, gentle, feel-good story perfect for this time of year' Zara Stoneley, bestselling author of The Wedding Date
'If you're looking for an uplifting read to coax you through January, I recommend Finding Henry Applebee ... tender, beautiful writing and wonderful observations' Tracy Rees, bestselling author of The Hour Glass and The House at Silvermore
'I found it to be an emotional and heartwarming story which had a quiet joyfulness about it. About life and love and relationships ... about second chances and it never being too late. The characters were wonderfully drawn, and I warmed to them all' Caroline Roberts, bestselling author of The Pudding Pantry series
'An intricate, absorbing, sliding puzzle of a story about friendship, family and love, written with warmth and genuine heart. Tender, lyrical and ultimately uplifting' Iona Grey, bestselling author of Letters to the Lost
'Charming, poignant and truthfully told' Joanna Toye, author of The Shop Girls series
'it's tenderly and beautifully choreographed in a simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing times' Jon Gower, Nation Cymru
'Delightful and charming and just a tiny bit teary' thebooktrail.com
'Lovely, lovely, lovely' motherhood-reads.com
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