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Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime....

Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick.

Although these days, Veronica is rarely seen by anyone, because at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone.

She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’).

Veronica doesn’t have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway.... And she has no idea where she’s going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies.

But today...today, Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.

©2020 Hazel Prior (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Sharon de Wilzen
  • 18-12-2020

Simply delightful

Lovely feel good story. Light and entertaining, beautifully read by 3 narrators. I will be looking for more books from this author

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  • Countrydweller
  • 16-08-2020

Beautiful!

Loved this book from start to finish, loved the writing, loved the narration, loved the characters and loved the story. This is the only book I have ever enjoyed reading over again within a few weeks, and I hope to hear more of Hazel Prior on Audible soon.

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  • David Peter Ellis
  • 31-12-2020

Pickup a penguin

I have thoroughly enjoyed this. I did find Veronica hard to get on with at first but... she grows on you by the end.

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  • sj c.
  • 08-12-2020

Feel good

Loved this book. Feel good and couldn’t stop listening. I loved the readers of each part being different and I was very invested in each character.

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  • Wendy S.
  • 16-11-2020

Gentle feel good story

I loved this story. Although at first I thought I knew how the story would unfold it actually surprised me quite often. I loved the penguins and Veronica was an interesting character. I hated coming to the end of the story.

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  • dk.bookworm
  • 04-11-2020

Wonderful

I totally loved this endearing story. The narration was very good especially Nicolette McKenzie she really brought Veronica’s quirky personality to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2021

ten out of ten

loved it. something for everyone. one of the best audio books that I have listened to.

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  • Jo holmes
  • 31-12-2020

penguin spectacular

loved this easy to listen to love story it was a pleasure to join in this fictional story.

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  • viney
  • 19-11-2020

Refreshing

I absolutely loved this story and the great readers so sorry it ended totally joyous

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  • Andrea sayers
  • 07-01-2021

Loved every minute..

Absolutely loved it, the heart warming story left me wanting more. The narrators were also good at portraying the stort.

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  • Cn
  • 25-12-2020

heart warming

a good storyline, kept me gripped wanting to know more. a little far fetched at times but enjoyable. gave me a warm feeling inside when finished

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