The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot (Hardback)Marianne Cronin (author)
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Endearing and uplifting without being overly sentimental, Cronin’s debut centres on two hospital patients – one young, one old – and the profound bond that enables them both to face the adversity in their lives.
An extraordinary friendship. A lifetime of stories. Their last one begins here.
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.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 243 x 143 x 30 mm
'Full of wisdom and kindness. It is just the kind of book I adore.' - Joanna Cannon
'Heartwarming, remarkable stories.' - BBC Books for 2021
'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 Poolry, 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
'A truly gorgeous book, brimming with life and colour.' - Joanna Glen
'Sharp and funny, warm and wise, a remarkable friendship sparks two lifetimes of shared stories in one unforgettable book. I loved it.' - Jess Kidd, Author of Himself
'Touching and honest and funny. I completely and wholeheartedly fell for Lenni and Margot.' - Nina Pottell
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OMG this book will break your heart in two and if you don’t have the tissues handy you are making a big mistake. This is a book about an unlikely friendship between lenni and Margot. Between them their age is 100... More
“Joyful and touching - a masterpiece!”
Two women very ill in hospital, whose combined age is a hundred, bond in an art class, telling their stories to each other through art. Incredible that it's a debut novel. A must-read. Deserves to win an award.
“Friendship is everything”
A great story of how the young and old can help each other when the future looks bleak. Their combined ages is one hundred years and they have more in common than you might think. There are still some adventures to be... More
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