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PDF ´ BOOK The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot FREE Ê MBJUK â An extraordinary friendship A lifetime of stories Their last one begins hereLife 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 tXtraordinary friendship deepens it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yetFiercely 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 mo Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for this Advanced Review CopyIt's a long time since a book affected me as deeply and thoroughly as this one did The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot will stay with me I chuckled I laughed out loud I cried And I sobbed Seriously hubby had to fetch me the box of tissues while trying to work out why his calm wife was suddenly so distraught and snotty No book has done this to me Ever Every single character came alive I didn't read this book I lived it This is one of those stories that pulls you in so deeply that you forget completely that you're actually reading a book I devoured this read and only stopped once or twice because I had toSomehow to give this five stars falls way short I'd give it a hundred one for each year if I could And I cannot believe this is a debut novel For certain I'll be checking out anything else that the author Marianne Cronin writes Go and buy this book You'll love it And it will change you By far the best book I've read this yearNOTE ON RATINGS I consider a 3 star rating a positive review Picky about which books I give 5 stars to I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me5 STARS IT WAS AMAZING I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN — Highly Recommended4 STARS I WOULD PULL AN ALL NIGHTER — Go read this book3 STARS IT WAS GOOD — An okay read Didn’t love it Didn’t hate it 2 STARS I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas writing characterisation andor problematic plot lines 1 STAR NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book

DOC Ò The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot ✓ Marianne Cronin

An extraordinary friendship A lifetime of stories Their last one begins hereLife 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 This is the touching and moving story of seventeen year old Lenni Petterson who is on May Ward of Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital and eighty three year old Margot who is awaiting heart surgery Lenni is in the ‘terminal lounge’ with a ‘life limiting’ illness and so to commemorate key moments in their lives they set out to create 100 hundred paintings in the art room run by the lovely Pippa Through the evolution of the paintings we learn the story of their lives Where to start with this superb debut Probably best to begin with the beautiful characters Lenni is simply wonderful she’s funny astutely observant and so clever She makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time which takes real skill to write Margot is fabulous and has had a fascinating life as although she’s experienced tragedy and loss she’s also experienced deep love and friendship through her lovely husband Humphrey and her friend Meena Their story is beautifully written no wonder it took six years with their lives emerging through the paintings The growing friendship between Lenni and Margot is a thing of beauty they are both wonderful in different ways Margot enriches the last few months of Lenni’s life as does Father Arthur from the hospital chapel I love how Lenni challenges him with her uestions about religion and her out there original thinking but to dying Lenni these are very relevant uestions He deals with her so carefully and thoughtfully and falls under Lenni’s spell too as most characters do apart from the charisma bypass jobsworth Nurse Jackie Shame on you Jackie This is a wonderful and beautiful story despite the fact that Lenni is dying she’s living her last months with as much joy as she can It captivates grabs you by the heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud at some of a Lenni’s actions and innovative thinking The ending is a deeply emotional tear jerker and really touches you as you feel as if you have become friends with the characters Ensure tissues at the ready Overall a remarkable debut showing how age is no barrier to friendship and a connection that grows to love It takes genuine literary talent to make a reader laugh and cry at the same time This deserves to be a best seller and I highly recommend it With thanks to NetGalley and especially to Random House UK Transworld PublishersDoubleday and to the author for a beautiful novel

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and MargotA 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 e Lenni is 17 and Margot is 83 when they meet in hospital and uickly become fast friends Their project of ‘100 years of Lenni and Margot’ is born I hate giving spoilers in reviews of books so I won’t now either other than to say the book is heart warming funny and sad It’ll make you giggle laugh and cry throughoutLovely book worth a read And my hundredth book of the year