The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy

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15MD01The Letter20141020

In Rachel Joyce's best selling novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live. She sends a letter of rose pink paper in which she bids goodbye to Harold Fry. It is a letter that inspires a walk, a cast of well-wishers, a journey of its own. Harold will save her.

Harold's story began its life as an award winning Radio 4 play so it only seems apt that this newly published novel begins its life hand in hand with a radio dramatisation by the author.

In this novel there is a second letter - a quieter, longer, more complicated letter. It is in this one that Queenie reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of her life. It is Queenie's story and it is a love song to the man she loves.

'It's all very well for a man to step out of his front door and tell his friend to wait while he walks the length of England. It's an entirely different kettle of fish when you are the woman at the other end.'

Directed by Tracey Neale.

15MD02Harold Fry20141021

By Rachel Joyce

While Harold Fry walks from Devon to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Queenie makes notes and Sister Mary Inconnue types them up. They won't stop until he arrives and that is how Queenie will keep waiting.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

15MD03David20141022

By Rachel Joyce

As Harold walks, Queenie writes. She tells of how she fell in love with Harold twenty four years ago and the day she met his son, David.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

15MD04Poems20141023

By Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry has been walking forty days and Queenie waits. She writes and Sister Mary types. Did David steal the poems and will Queenie's secret be revealed?

Directed by Tracey Neale.

15MD05 LASTThe Arrival20141024

By Rachel Joyce

Queenie is waiting for Harold Fry to arrive but she is running out of time. As she writes we discover why she has hidden away from him for over twenty years.

Directed by Tracey Neale.