Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick

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Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick by Hazel Prior

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By Hazel Prior

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17 Apr 2020

sarah.davis@gll.org

Away with the penguins - is a delightful and uplifting read. We meet the marvellous Veronica McCreedy an 85 year living in Scotland who attempts to connect with her past. Her wartime diary is beautifully raw , revealing and tender offering the reader the opportunity to discover the young woman that Veronica once was as well as disclosing a heart rendering secret. Veronica is a really interesting character and I found myself routing for her as her story unfolds.
There is humour as the cantankerous Veronica with her 3 favourite handbags and her red lipsticks travels to Antarctica to save the Gentoo penguins.
Just a fantastic read for our troubled times ( lockdown , COVID-19 ) and what is there not to like about a cute baby penguin! - Sarah Davis reader development librarian Greenwich libraries

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