Ellie and the Harpmaker

Ellie and the Harpmaker

I said that the sandwiches were indeed ready if she and Ellie were ready to receive them. 'Of course we are!' she cried. 'And where's the coffee?' I told her I had poured out a mugful for Ellie and, having wafted the rest around the ...

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473562097

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the author of no.1 ebook bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club pick Away with the Penguins. 'Uplifting and full of heart, I couldn't put it down!' Jo Thomas, author of Celebrations at the Chateau - Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what happiness really is . . . Meet Dan: Dan needs peace and order. He likes perfectly triangular sandwiches, the way coffee smells of sunshine and harvest, and the sound of birdsong that drifts into his harp-making workshop on Exmoor. His life is quiet, predictable, and safe from any danger of surprises. Meet Ellie: Ellie is a dreamer. But recently Ellie has stopped dreaming and her world has become very small. Her days are spent keeping a perfect home for her husband, Clive, and trying to keep him happy. When Ellie stumbles across Dan's workshop, they cannot imagine that their lives are about to change forever... - Readers love Ellie and the Harpmaker ***** 'Without question this is one of the best books I have read and I read a lot' ***** 'The perfect feel-good read!' ***** 'Warm, touching and funny, it's a great read that will fill your heart with joy' ***** 'A magical tale that leaves you feeling warm and hopeful' ***** 'A beautifully written, tender love story ... I didn't want it to end but couldn't put it down'
Categories: Fiction

Ellie and the Harpmaker

Ellie and the Harpmaker

A rich, heartwarming and acclaimed debut novel that reminds us that sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places, now in paperback.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781984803801

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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A rich, heartwarming and acclaimed debut novel that reminds us that sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places, now in paperback. Dan Hollis lives a happy, solitary life carving exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors. Here he can be himself, away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right or completely understand. On the anniversary of her beloved father’s death, Ellie Jacobs takes a walk in the woods and comes across Dan’s barn. She is enchanted by his collection. Dan gives her a harp made of cherrywood to match her cherry socks. He stores it for her, ready for whenever she’d like to take lessons. Ellie begins visiting Dan almost daily and quickly learns that he isn’t like other people. He makes her sandwiches precisely cut into triangles and repeatedly counts the (seventeen) steps of the wooden staircase to the upstairs practice room. Ellie soon realizes Dan isn’t just different; in many ways, his world is better, and he gives her a fresh perspective on her own life.
Categories: Fiction

Away with the Penguins

Away with the Penguins

The joyful no. 1 Richard & Judy pick now with exclusive bonus chapter Hazel Prior. Also by Hazel Prior Ellie and the Harp-Maker For Jonathan 'I find penguins at present the only comfort.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473562110

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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**Don't miss Granny McCreedy's brand-new adventure in Call of the Penguins - available now!** A truly feel-good book club read - a #1 bestseller in ebook and audio! Including an exclusive heart-warming bonus chapter in ebook. 'This year's Eleanor Oliphant . . . Funny, bittersweet and wholly original.' Daily Express 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 love this gorgeous book. Unflinching, stubborn, funny and moving, Veronica is an unlikely heroine who will sneak in and capture your heart.' Trisha Ashley Readers are falling in love with Away with the Penguins: 'Without a doubt the most delightful, joyous and uplifting book I've read so far this year . . . be prepared to fall in love.' ***** 'A gloriously quirky and life affirming story of hope.' ***** 'Oh how I loved this absolute gem of a book. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming.' *****
Categories: Fiction

Call of the Penguins

Call of the Penguins

Hazel is the author of Ellie and the Harp-Maker and Away with the Penguins, which was a number one bestseller in ebook and audiobook. Call of the Penguins is her third novel. Praise for Call of the Penguins 'Sparkles with wit, courage.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473597563

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Meet the heroine everyone's talking about . . . Fiercely resilient and impeccably dressed, Veronica McCreedy has lived an incredible 87 years. Most of them alone, in her huge house by the sea. But Veronica has recently discovered a late-life love for family and friendship, adventure and wildlife. More specifically, a love for penguins! And so when she's invited to co-present a wildlife documentary, far away in the southern hemisphere, she jumps at the chance. Even though it will put her in the spotlight, just when she thought she would soon fade into the wings. Perhaps it's never too late to shine?
Categories: Fiction

How the Penguins Saved Veronica

How the Penguins Saved Veronica

A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 1432881345

Category: Fiction

Page: 547

View: 262

A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit--and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.
Categories: Fiction

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19-year-old Phoebe and her courier father Al have recently moved to Devon, to a small cottage with a river at the end of the garden.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781529177039

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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19-year-old Phoebe and her courier father Al have recently moved to Devon, to a small cottage with a river at the end of the garden. Struggling with her health, Phoebe doesn't go out much these days. Instead, she spends her time playing detective - trying to deduce from her father's deliveries what kinds of lives her neighbours lead. When Phoebe finds an abandoned baby otter by the river, it's just the push she needs to finally step into her new community. Taking the otter to the local sanctuary, she feels a joy that she has not felt in a very long time. But she soon starts to suspect that something is amiss at the local sanctuary - and she will need to put her detective skills to good use if she wants to save the otters. A gorgeous feel-good novel about a young woman finding the courage to step back into the world, with the help of new friends and some very cute otters.
Categories: Fiction

Away with the Penguins

Away with the Penguins

. . 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 love this gorgeous book.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Black Swan

ISBN: 1784164240

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 491

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. Readers love Hazel Prior! 'Oh I so adored this beautiful, unique book!' 'A complete pleasure from start to finish.' 'A touching, absorbing and uplifting story.' 'Tender, heartwarming and sensitively written.'
Categories: Fiction

Life and Otter Miracles

Life and Otter Miracles

19-year-old Phoebe and her courier father Al have recently moved to Devon, to a small cottage with a river at the end of the garden.

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473597570

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 975

19-year-old Phoebe and her courier father Al have recently moved to Devon, to a small cottage with a river at the end of the garden. Struggling with her health, Phoebe doesn't go out much these days. Instead, she spends her time playing detective - trying to deduce from her father's deliveries what kinds of lives her neighbours lead. When Phoebe finds an abandoned baby otter by the river, it's just the push she needs to finally step into her new community. Taking the otter to the local sanctuary, she feels a joy that she has not felt in a very long time. But she soon starts to suspect that something is amiss at the local sanctuary - and she will need to put her detective skills to good use if she wants to save the otters. A gorgeous feel-good novel about a young woman finding the courage to step back into the world, with the help of new friends and some very cute otters.
Categories: Fiction

Call of the Penguins

Call of the Penguins

Veronica had thought her days of new friendships, family and love were over, but perhaps it's never too late for one more adventure? _____ Readers are falling in love with Call of the Penguins! ***** 'A life-affirming, warm, comforting book ...

Author: Hazel Prior

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781784166243

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 978

'The perfect fireside read. Veronica McCreedy will capture your heart' TRISHA ASHLEY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Invitation 'This gorgeous book has everything! Mysteries, misunderstandings, arguments, reconciliations, kindness, love and lots of PENGUINS!' CLARE POOLEY, author of The Authenticity Project A delightfully feel-good novel from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club pick Away With the Penguins. _____ Veronica McCreedy can't resist the promise of adventure . . . Nine-year-old Daisy and nearly ninety-year-old Veronica make an unlikely pair of friends. Fiercely independent and impeccably dressed, Veronica has lived an incredible 87 years. Most of them alone, in her huge house by the sea. But with the arrival of brave and resilient Daisy into her life, Veronica finds she has a renewed thirst for adventure - and that they both share a passion for penguins! So when Veronica and Daisy are invited to travel to the other side of the world together and visit the penguins of the southern hemisphere, they both jump at the chance. Veronica had thought her days of new friendships, family and love were over, but perhaps it's never too late for one more adventure? _____ Readers are falling in love with Call of the Penguins! ***** 'A life-affirming, warm, comforting book to help you feel cosy' ***** 'A cockle-warming joy from start to finish' ***** 'Emotional, funny, and uplifting' ***** 'This story really warmed my heart' ***** 'A book to lift the spirits' ***** 'Light hearted and absolutely delightful' The brand-new gorgeously feel-good novel from Hazel, Life and Otter Miracles, is available to pre-order now!
Categories: Fiction

The Hex Files

The Hex Files

JOHN HEINZ Luthier , harpmaker , toolmaker , custom instruments . 5 South Hunter Street , Joliet , IL 60436 . ... 22 Palmer ELLIE SCHUSTER Art , jewellery . 15 Yorktown Rd , 219 Wayne , NJ 07470 . Terry , 16419 Ledge.

Author: Mick Mercer

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000054062231

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 196

View: 596

Categories: Arts, Modern