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.
I loved this book, I did warm to Veronica especially with all she had to go through, we get snippets of Veronica’s life as she was growing up and it reveals that she may have a distant relative, so she goes on the hunt. I love how the penguins come into this story and how Veronica goes to try to help them and little Pip sounded so cute. I felt as though I learnt something about the penguins with Terry’s blog. It taught me that these are just some of the animals that need to be protected and to help them out to use less plastic.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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