Lee and Victoria weren’t the only ones to love The One Hundred Years Of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin… Here is what the QBD crew thought:
A debut novel by Marianne Cronin, The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot celebrates an intergenerational friendship between Lenni, 17 years old, and Margot, 83 years old. Both residents of the May ward in Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital, Lenni is suffering a terminal illness and Margot is awaiting heart surgery.
Their bond is instant as they bump into each other in an art class, where they discover that between them they have lived an astonishing 100 years. Together, they paint 100 paintings, to represent the assortment of stories they share across their years of life.
As the paintings are created, they build a picture of Margot’s incredible story – growing up through the war time, the heartbreaks and the many celebrations. Sadly, Lenni’s story is much shorter and filled with sadness, revealing the true tragedy of terminal illness.
A lifetime of stories, together creating their last one. A beautiful, heart wrenching story that will bring you to tears.