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A year of Marvellous Ways / Sarah Winman.

By: Winman, Sarah, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Tinder Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755390922 (paperback).Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Soldiers -- Fiction | Older women -- Fiction | Cornwall (England : County) -- FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a 90-year-old woman who has lived alone in a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she has taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She is waiting for something, she is not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the war. He's agreed to fulfil a dying man's last wish and hand-deliver a letter to the man's father in Cornwall. But Drake's journey doesn't go to plan, and sees him literally wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit. When Marvellous comes to his aid, an unlikely friendship grows between the two. Can Drake give Marvellous what she needs to say goodbye to the world, and can she give him what he needs to go on?
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Default Deer Park Library (DIY)
Fiction WINM Issued 11/10/2019 IA0327526
Default St Albans Library
Fiction WINM Available IA0327519
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Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a 90-year-old woman who has lived alone in a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she has taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She is waiting for something, she is not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the war. He's agreed to fulfil a dying man's last wish and hand-deliver a letter to the man's father in Cornwall. But Drake's journey doesn't go to plan, and sees him literally wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit. When Marvellous comes to his aid, an unlikely friendship grows between the two. Can Drake give Marvellous what she needs to say goodbye to the world, and can she give him what he needs to go on?

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