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Away with the Penguins

(2020)
(How the Penguins Saved Veronica)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"A glorious, life-affirming story. I read it in a day. I’m going to buy it for so many people this year!" - Clare Mackintosh

"A warm and witty journey of self-discovery. Prior proves that it’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be." - Wendy Wax


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 1-4328-8134-5 / 978-1-4328-8134-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting Richard & Judy Book Club 2020 pick
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 1-78763-093-5 / 978-1-78763-093-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting Richard & Judy Book Club 2020 pick
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 1-78416-424-0 / 978-1-78416-424-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 1-984803-81-6 / 978-1-984803-81-8
Publisher: Berkley Books
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 0-7352-3810-3 / 978-0-7352-3810-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting Richard & Judy Book Club 2020 pick
Author(s): Hazel Prior
ISBN: 1-78763-094-3 / 978-1-78763-094-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Away with the Penguins
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Away with the Penguins
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Away with the Penguins
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   


June 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Away with the Penguins: The joyful Richard & Judy pick and Number 1 bestseller
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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