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Away with the Penguins

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

 
 
AS HEARD ON THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB

'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

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

Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
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
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

November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Away with the Penguins
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
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
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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
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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
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June 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How the Penguins Saved Veronica
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Viking
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March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Away with the Penguins: The heartwarming and uplifting BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick
Author(s): Hazel Prior
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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