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Away with the Penguins
Away with the Penguins | Hazel Prior
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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. Readers love Hazel Prior! 'Oh I so adored this beautiful, unique book!' 'A complete pleasure from start to finish.' 'A touching, absorbing and uplifting story.' 'Tender, heartwarming and sensitively written.'
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TheEllieMo
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#AdventRecommends

This is such a heartwarming story, and seriously, who doesn‘t like penguins?

@emilyrose_x

emilyrose_x This looks like the perfect winter read! ❄️ 5d
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TheEllieMo
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I don‘t put up a Christmas tree at home but this sits on my desk at work during December! Yes, I like penguins.

#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge
#WinterReadathon 20 points

@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 A penguin tree, I love it! 🎄🎄🎄 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute 😊 6d
DieAReader Adorable! So cute!🎄♥️ 6d
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kezzlou85 Penguin tree what an awesome idea. I love penguins 6d
Sleepswithbooks How charming 🐧❤️💚🐧❤️💚🐧 6d
mhillis I love penguins too! So cute!! 6d
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VanessaCW
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A heartwarming and charming story. Veronica is a really cantankerous character but I grew to love her as the tale progressed. Her supporting cast are also a great bunch, very entertaining. I loved Pip the penguin! It has an engaging and captivating storyline. Beautifully written, It was a delight to read - I enjoyed every minute of it and I can‘t wait to read Call of the Penguins, the second book in the series.

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emmaturi
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This is a lovely, funny and uplifting book. I really enjoyed it and all the characters too. I liked how part was set in Antarctica, really fascinating. The main characters Veronica really lovely.

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Cupcake12
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#wondrouswednesday
1. I don‘t but I follow a few of my favourite authors on Instagram.
2. I read 70 books last years so I‘d like to beat that total.
3. Tagged. I read this as part of my book club choice in December. We all loved it and I d just got the sequel too.
Are you reading this…..you‘re tagged! Xx

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Cupcake12
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#two4tuesday
1. Both. But I don‘t like it when the slow burn is just too slow and I don‘t like it when it‘s too fast paced that I can‘t keep up with happening! I‘m awkward, I know 🤣
2. Tagged. A beautifully paced story about living in the past and living with family in the future.
Are you reading this…..you‘re tagged x

TheSpineView I agree with you on #1. Thanks for playing! 💜📖📚 11mo
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Cupcake12
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This book was to put it simply…delightful ❤️
Veronica makes a decision that will take her on the journey of a lifetime.
The story is charming and beautifully written and unbeknown to me has inspirational environmental message throughout. I could not put it down.
I felt such affection for Veronica as the story developed and began to understand why Veronica is the way she is.
I was hooked from page one. A definite 5 ⭐️
#wintergames2021 #tbrlist

kspenmoll Sounds delightful! 12mo
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Cupcake12
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Book number two for December…been looking forward to this one 🐧

ChasingOm That sounds like a lovely book! 12mo
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TheEllieMo
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OMG I‘ve just found out that there is going to be a sequel to my favourite book of last year!! Call of The Penguins, due out in November 21, is the follow-up to Away With The Penguins (known in some parts of the world by the rather less snappy title of How The Penguins Saved Veronica).

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Itchyfeetreader
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Look I read another book! That‘s better than the last three months of last year!! I adore penguins and I love cross generational friendship stories so this whilst cosy and predictable is very much my comfort read wheelhouse. That the pup chilled out enough to be a book rest was an extra bonus !

Texreader Congrats! On a roll! 2y
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TheEllieMo
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This heart-warming, uplifting novel lifted my spirits in the run-up to Christmas.

#12Booksof2020
@Andrew65

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TheEllieMo
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This was the book I needed right now. Funny, sad, uplifting, and featuring a cute penguin 🐧 chick. I loved it.

Caroline2 I enjoyed this one too. ☺️ 2y
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TrishB
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Got these for 99p today 😁

RachelAmphlett I‘m so far behind on that Elly Griffiths series 😩 2y
eanderson I‘ve heard the Penguin one is good! 2y
MsMelissa I love a good e-book sale 😊 2y
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Cathythoughts Woooo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ll get that Donal Ryan 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB That is a good sale! 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve been eyeing Miss Benson‘s Beetle. 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen That ☝️sounds a bit dirty. 😆😆 2y
TrishB @RachelAmphlett I haven‘t started that one 😁 I buy them in kindle when they‘re 99p as I‘m planning ahead! 2y
TrishB @eanderson @Caroline2 reviews it the other day 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Book_Fiend_Melissa they‘re great 👍🏻😁 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts that one looks really good 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB definitely 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
Caroline2 Bargain! hope you like it. It‘s nice and fluffy which suits my candy floss brain at the mo. 😆 2y
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jenniferw88
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@Caroline2 my local independent bookshop has bookplates from this book! #signforourbookshops

116pts #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 @StayCurious

Caroline2 How wow 😯 how lovely is that!! ❤️ 2y
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Caroline2
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Charming! This book is like a big mug of hot chocolate! Comforting and warms the cockles! A 86yr old lady goes to Antarctica to see the decline of the Adelie Penguin colony. This is a real easy read, occasionally it dips into cheesy and sentimentality but it‘s an enjoyable read especially if you‘re looking for a feel-good Christmas book.

Clwojick This sounds so good! 💙 2y
TrishB And currently 99p on kindle!! 2y
Caroline2 Excellent! 😀 @TrishB (edited) 2y
TheGremo It sounds good!!! Hope to find it in its Italian version (otherwise I‘ll read it in English😊) 2y
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Curvybookgirl
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Such an enjoyable and heart warming read. Perfect for cozy nights in

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Cathy_J
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This audio book was just what I was looking for. Distinctive characters with interesting stories and penguins 😊🐧🐧🐧❄ It was very sweet. I have a copy of Ellie and the Harpmaker by the same author that will have to move up a bit in my TBR pile now 😆 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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