From Goodreads: “When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait?
A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for twenty years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey too.’
Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was the beginning.
Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go. And most of all it is about finding joy in unexpected places and at times we least expect.”
I absolutely loved this audiobook!!! I knew from the first words that Celia Imrie read that I was going to love this audiobook, especially as she’s a favourite actress of mine.
As the author notes at end of the book, this a companion piece to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and it worked beautifully for me. I loved hearing Queenie Hennessey’s version of the story from her place at the hospice that Harold is walking to. I loved how the book filled in the gaps of both Queenie and Harold’s lives especially with regard to Harold’s son David and the brewery where they both worked.
Celia Imrie’s narration was absolutely perfect especially her portrayal of Queenie, Finty another hospice patient and Sister Inconnue, the Irish nun who helps Queenie write her letters and thoughts to Harold.
This audiobook is a new favourite and one I will definitely be listening to again.