Fiercely resilient and impeccably dressed, Veronica McCreedy has lived an incredible 87 years. Most of them alone, in her huge house by the sea.
But Veronica has recently discovered a late-life love for family and friendship, adventure and wildlife.
More specifically, a love for penguins!
And so when she's invited to co-present a wildlife documentary, far away in the southern hemisphere, she jumps at the chance.
Even though it will put her in the spotlight, just when she thought she would soon fade into the wings.
Perhaps it's never too late to shine?
Readers are falling in love with Call of the Penguins! ***** 'A life-affirming, warm, comforting book to help you feel cosy.' ***** 'This story really warmed my heart.' ***** 'A book to lift the spirits.'
This gorgeous book has everything! Mysteries, misunderstandings, arguments, reconciliations, kindness, love and lots of PENGUINS! ― Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project
Just what the doctor ordered . . . Funny, wise, touching. I loved it. ― TRACY REES, author of The Hourglass, a Richard & Judy Summer Read
The perfect fireside read. Veronica McCreedy will capture your heart. ― Trisha Ashley, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Invitation
So beautifully written by a born storyteller. ― Lorraine Kelly
So many readers are set to fall in love with this charming story. ― Prima
Call of the Penguins sparkles with wit, courage and kindness. This is a heart-warming journey into the highs and lows of human nature. I loved it! ― Celia Anderson, author of 59 Memory Lane
A wonderful story, full of twists and turns. Outstanding. ― Samantha Tonge, author of Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage
This year's Eleanor Oliphant . . . Funny, bittersweet and wholly original. ― Daily Express
A glorious, life-affirming story. I read it in a day. ― Clare Mackintosh (on Away with the Penguins)
A touching, uplifting tale. ― Jo Wiley, Radio 2 Book Club
A gorgeous read full of hope, with a cast of characters who will delight! ― Helen Paris, author of LOST PROPERTY
The perfect pick-me-up for right now, a warm-hearted, humorous and emotional read. ― Phaedra Patrick, author of The Library of Lost and Found
About the Author
HAZEL PRIOR lives on Exmoor with her husband and a huge ginger cat. As well as writing, she works as a freelance harpist. Hazel is the author of Ellie and the Harp-Maker and Away with the Penguins, which was a #1 bestseller in ebook and audiobook. Call of the Penguins is her third novel.