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The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy

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Bathsheba Mon 17-Dec-18 15:48:13

Anyone else read this? I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry about a year ago, and have only just got around to reading this one.
What a wonderful read this was. And the final chapter, oh my! It's not often a book has me sobbing like this - I think the last one was The Grapes of Wrath.
If there's anyone out there who hasn't read these two books, I urge you to do so. Of course, I know we all have different tastes in reading, but I just want everyone to enjoy these two books as I have wink.
Rachel Joyce is a seriously good author, so descriptive and so very perceptive of the ordinariness of people. Her characterisation is wonderful, and I grew to know and love the leading characters of the book.
Queenie Hennessy is often described as a companion book rather than as a sequel to Harold Fry, and should sit side by side. Though you really should read Harold Fry first as I think Queenie Hennessy might be a little difficult to fully appreciate on its own.

SueDonim Mon 17-Dec-18 18:29:20

Yes, I've been read it. I enjoyed it more than Harold Fry!

SueDonim Mon 17-Dec-18 18:30:04

Sorry, a random 'been' there. confused

Bathsheba Mon 17-Dec-18 18:40:31

Yes I too enjoyed it more than the Harold Fry one.

dragonfly46 Mon 17-Dec-18 19:07:30

I preferred Harold Fry.