One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, The

Cronin, Marianne

  4 Reviews

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."



AUCK 271
This was a heartwarming story with a touch of humour although it dealt with some very sad life experiences. Characters and relationships were well drawn and the majority of the characters were likeable. Our book club were unanimous in enjoying the book, and the concept of 100 years was an effective driver of the story.
TAPA 001
Our group all loved this book. Wonderfully written and a heartfelt story.
NELS 023
Our group loved this book. A young author, first novel - it was thoroughly enjoyable and deceivably complex. The characters were well developed and believable.
TWIZ 003
We all enjoyed this book.