The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot - Marianne Cronin
Life is short – no one knows that better than Lenni Petterssen. On the terminal ward the nurses are offering their condolences already, but Lenni still has plenty of living to do, thanks very much.
For a start she’s got far too many questions she needs answers for, and stories yet to uncover.
With the unexpected arrival of 83-year-old Margot, a purple pyjama-ed patient promising new friendship and enviable artistic skills, Lenni’s life begins to expand in ways she'd never imagined.
As their bond deepens, a world of stories from the past opens up: of wartime love and loss, of misunderstanding and reconciliation, of courage, kindness and understanding..
Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny, and brimming with tenderness, THE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LENNI AND MARGOT unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we are most in need.