Title: One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, The
Authors: Cronin, Marianne
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 382
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Between the two of them, teenager Lenni Pettersson and octogenarian Margot Macrae have clocked up a hundred years of living. Patients of the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital, their days are numbered, but not their determination to stave off the boredom and restrictions of hospital care. Wrangling her way into a new art therapy programme, Lenni teams up with Margot in a project to create one hundred artworks to tell the story of their lives.

Revealed through the lives of its beautifully drawn characters, this tender and funny story is a celebration of friendship, loss and love.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Fantastic book - very well worth reading."

"Funny and tender and a real page turner."

"The characters are beautifully drawn. Lenni is a very sympathetic character and the reader is drawn to her. Margot too is a great character."

"Despite the fact that this book's main character has a terminal illness, it is not all gloomy, and in fact is very funny in parts."

"There is a depth of seriousness to this book - it looks at terminal illness steadily and without mawkishness. It is very appealing."

"A lot of reminiscing which I usually dislike, but I loved it."

"The writing is light and zips along. Despite a lot of hard topics being covered, the tone is warmth and happiness."

Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Humour, Inspirational, Medical/Health, Relationships, Religion, Social commentary/perspectives, Uplifting, Young narrator, UK, 2023 Titles - Available Now


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