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Enchanting, colourful, delightful… a quirky absolute joy of a read (yes I fell in love with 59 Memory Lane). At 110 years old, and quite determined to reach 111, May Rosevere is a collector of memories. However, a new friendship brings an added sense of awareness, just what happens within the gap of a memory doomed to be lost forever? May quickly took root in my heart, and the rest of the characters followed. From the oldest to the youngest, each person matters, and adds to the distinctive nature of the story. Celia Anderson encourages each relationship to grow, to exist, to be of consequence. There are no labels on show to create diversity, each person is an individual, behaving as such. There is intrigue and a bewitching charm to be discovered along the way, weaving a glorious spell. Be aware though, this is not a gooey overly sweet confection. Yes this read is wonderfully charming, it also holds a nettle-sting prickle of warning. Just that little bit different, and so very readable, 59 Memory Lane is a reading treasure trove of delight and must sit as one of my Liz Robinson picks of the month.
May Rosevere has reached the grand old age of one-hundred-and-ten, thanks to several slices of toast with butter every morning, a glass (or two) of port, and the wonders of the Cornish sea air - or so she tells everyone.
But there's much more to May than her remarkable age. She has a secret. One that no one has ever discovered ...
`Warm, romantic and different, in the very best way' Katie Fforde, Sunday Times bestseller
`I absolutely adored it!' Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things
`Anderson has woven more than a hint of magic through the pages' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain
`I haven't felt so happy sad at the door closing on characters I've come to love in a long time' Jules Wake
`An absolute gem of a book' Sue Fortin, USA Today bestseller
`A rich, warm and enchanting read, stuffed full of wonderful characters that I felt, by the end, I knew like my own neighbours' Anna Stuart
`So warm and engaging, with witty and relatable characters I was rooting for every step of the way' Leah Mercer `Scrumptious!' Julie Vince
`I defy anyone not to fall in love with this delightful cast of characters, or to be drawn into their compelling, if complicated, lives' Jenni Keer
Publication date: 27/06/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||27th June 2019|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance,|
Celia Anderson lives slap bang in the middle of the Midlands and dreams of owning a cottage by the sea, or at the very least on a canal or river. She makes do with living next door to a pond full of ducks but often manages to sneak more impressive watery places into her writing. Celia loves walking, reading, having large bubbly baths, eating and drinking wine. Over the years, she has found that all of these activities bar the first may be done simultaneously, although this can be messy. Previously a teacher and assistant head, she now writes full ...More About Celia Anderson