Rachel Joyceová

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Obchodník s hudbou


Frank si pronajme krámek v zapadlé anglické uličce a začne v něm prodávat to, co je mu nejbližší – desky s hudbou. Nahrávky všech žánrů, délek i kvality zaplní prázdný obchod. Pro každého, kdo vejde dovnitř, vybere Frank tu pravou desku. Nezáleží na vkusu, náladě nebo věku, každému vybere to, co právě potřebuje. Žádná magie. Stačí jen naslouchat. Život poklidně plyne na vlně hudby a každodenního života spolu s ostatními obyvateli této uličky. Ale ačkoliv má Frank dar empatie a citu pro to, co potřebují ostatní, on sám zůstává starým mládencem. Jednoho dne omdlí před obchodem dívka. Frank a jeho přátelé se jí ujmou, ale jakmile se jí udělá lépe, zmizí. Všichni se ptají: "Kdo je ta dívka:" "Proč má zelený plášť?" "Je to doktorka?" "A co ten její německý přízvuk?" Ale Frank neslyší... zamiloval se. Dívka se vrací a pomalu mezi nimi vzniká...láska? Má šanci na úspěch?
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Miss Bensons Beetle


It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. Enid Pretty, in her unlikely pink travel suit, is not the companion Margery had in mind. And yet together they will be drawn into an adventure that will exceed every expectation. They will risk everything, break all the rules, and at the top of a red mountain, discover their best selves. This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found; it is an intoxicating adventure story but it is also about what it means to be a woman and a tender exploration of a friendship that defies all boundaries. 'A girl's own adventure...This is Rachel Joyce's best book yet ...Exciting, moving and full of unexpected turns.' THE TIMES 'Brilliant and elegant and wise...powerful and moving...I can't recommend it enough.' JOANNA CANNON 'A beautiful portrayal of female friendship in all its frailties, contradictions and strengths.' RAYNOR WINN WOMAN & HOME BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020; DAILY MAIL BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020; BOOKMARK BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020; GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020
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Chrobák slečny Bensonovej


Londýn, 1950. Mesto sa spamätáva z druhej svetovej vojny, keď sa jedného dňa hlavná hrdinka príbehu, Margery Bensonová, rozhodne pre obrovskú životnú zmenu. Opustí prácu učiteľky a vyberie sa na tajuplnú a dobrodružnú expedíciu do Novej Kaledónie, aby si splnila svoj veľký sen z detstva. Z celého srdca túži objaviť zlatého chrobáka, o ktorom nie je isté, či vôbec existuje. Keď uverejní v novinách inzerát na asistenta, ktorý by sa spolu s ňou zúčastnil tejto netradičnej výpravy, spozná sa so ženou, ktorá ju priam šokuje. Zábavná Enid v priliehavom ružovom kostýme a sandáloch so strapcami už na prvý pohľad vyzerá, že kamkoľvek príde, pritiahne nejaký problém. Nakoniec sa však spoločne ocitnú na vzrušujúcom výlete za oceánom, ktorý prekoná všetky očakávania a prinesie im do života niečo, v čo ani jedna z nich na začiatku nedúfala - ohromujúcu silu skutočného priateľstva.
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Neuveriteľná púť Harolda Frya


Harold Fry býva v malej anglickej dedinke s večne napajedenou manželkou Maureen. Obaja sú na dôchodku, dni im plynú jeden ako druhý. Raz ráno však Harold objaví v pošte list od ženy, ktorú nevidel dvadsať rokov. Volá sa Queenie Hennessyová a píše mu z hospicu, aby sa s ním rozlúčila. Harold jej narýchlo odpíše niekoľko riadkov a odíde vhodiť list do schránky. Jeho manželka zatiaľ vysáva na poschodí a netuší, že Harold Fry má pred sebou cestu na druhý koniec krajiny. Lebo, ako to už v dobrých knihách býva, cestou stretne niekoho, kto mu vysvetlí, že jeden list po dvadsiatich rokoch je málo. A tak sa Harold vydáva naprieč celým Anglickom na neuveriteľnú cestu plnú nečakaných stretnutí a rozpomínania na zabudnutú minulosť, aby priateľku ešte aspoň raz videl osobne, lebo kdesi hlboko vnútri veľmi dobre vie, že jej má čo odplácať. Nemá turistické topánky ani kompas, plášť do dažďa ani mobilný telefón. Vie len, že musí ísť. Aby zachránil niečí život. Z anglického originálu The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Transworld Publishers, A Random House Group Company, Londýn 2012) preložil Milan Kopecký.
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Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else's life.
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Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry


EIGENTLICH WOLLTE ER NUR ZUM BRIEFKASTEN. DANN GEHT HAROLD FRY 1000 KILOMETER ZU FUSS. Der unvergessliche Roman, der die ganze Welt erobert hat. »Ich bin auf dem Weg. Du musst nur durchhalten. Ich werde Dich retten, Du wirst schon sehen. Ich werde laufen, und Du wirst leben.« Harold Fry will nur kurz einen Brief einwerfen an seine frühere Kollegin Queenie Hennessy, die im Sterben liegt. Doch dann läuft er am Briefkasten vorbei und auch am Postamt, aus der Stadt hinaus und immer weiter, 87 Tage, 1000 Kilometer. Zu Fuß von Südengland bis an die schottische Grenze zu Queenies Hospiz. Eine Reise, die er jeden Tag neu beginnen muss. Für Queenie. Für seine Frau Maureen. Für seinen Sohn David. Für sich selbst. Und für uns alle. Der preisgekrönte Roman von Rachel Joyce über Geheimnisse und lebensverändernde Momente, Tapferkeit und Betrug, Liebe und Loyalität und ein ganz unscheinbares Paar Segelschuhe.
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Perfect


Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin 'Operation Perfect', a hapless mission to rescue Byron's mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local cafe, a solitary figure struggling with OCD. His job is a relief from the rituals that govern his nights. Little would seem to connect them except that two seconds can change everything. And if your world can be shattered in an instant, can time also put it right?
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Harold Fry valószínűtlen utazása


Harold Fry nemrégiben vonult nyugdíjba, napjai szinte egyformán telnek, egészen addig, míg levelet nem kap egy régi ismerősétől, Queenie Hennessytől. A nőtől, akit 20 éve nem látott, és aki most a halálos ágyából írt neki. A férfi gyors választ fogalmaz, majd a levéllel elindul a sarki postaládához, amivel kezdetét veszi egy valószínűtlen utazás. Harold Fry elhatározza, hogy majd kilencszáz kilométert gyalogol Kingsbridge-től a Berwick-upon-Tweedben található otthonig, mert hisz abban, hogy amíg ő gyalogol, Queenie Hennessy élni fog. Vitorláscipőben és könnyű kabátban vág neki a tájnak és a sürgető küldetésnek. Útközben varázslatos figurákkal találkozik, akik felszabadítják régóta szunnyadó lelkét és benne a reményt. Megrohanják az emlékek: ahogyan először táncolt feleségével, Maureennal, az esküvőjük, az apaság öröme, és miközben emlékezik, lassan megbékül a veszteségekkel, a mulasztásokkal is.
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Ellopott pillanat


Byron Hemmings hétköznapi reggelre ébred: iskolai egyenruhája a szék hátán hever, a húga veszekszik vele a reggelinél, odalentről hallja anyja cipőjének kopogását a konyhából. Amikor aztán hármasban elindulnak otthonról, és a tavaszi reggel sűrű párája veszi körbe őket, minden megváltozik. Csak egyetlen szörnyű pillanat, és valami olyan váratlan dolog történik, hogy Byron egész élete kizökken. Az édesanyja mintha észre sem venné, de a tizenkét éves Byron érti, hogy attól a pillanattól fogva már semmi nem lehet ugyanaz. Mi történt, és ki az oka? Napok, hetek telnek el, és Byron tökéletes világa megrázkódik. A szüleiben nem bízhat, ezért legjobb barátjával, Jamesszel szövetkezik, és a két fiú tervet kovácsol... Rachel Joyce regényírói tehetségét ezúttal is bizonyítja a könyvből áradó szeretet, megbocsátás, katarzis.
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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy


When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note to him had explained she was dying from cancer. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write a second letter; only this time she must tell Harold the truth. Composing this letter, the volunteer promises, will ensure Queenie hangs on. It will also atone for the secrets of the past. As the volunteer points out, 'It isn't Harold who is saving you. It is you, saving Harold Fry.'This is that letter. A letter that was never sent. Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novella about a woman who falls in love but chooses not to claim it. It is about friendship and kindness as well as the small victories that pass unrecorded. It is about the truth and the significance - the gentle heroism - of a life lived alone. Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was just the beginning...
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Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy


From the author of the 2 million+ copy, worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story. When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for twenty years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, 'Even though you've done your travelling, you're starting a new journey too.' Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was the beginning. Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go. And most of all it is about finding joy in unexpected places and at times we least expect.
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A Snow Garden and Other Stories


As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be: A Faraway Smell of Lemon: The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit. The Marriage Manual: Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son's Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage. Christmas at the Airport: A glitch in the system, travellers stranded and all sorts of lives colliding in the face of a sudden birth...The Boxing Day Ball: Maureen has never been out with the local girls before. Who knew that a disco in the Village Hall could be life-changing? A Snow Garden: Two little boys, dumped with their divorced father for his share of the Christmas holidays and none of them with a clue how to enjoy it. I'll Be Home for Christmas The most famous boy in the world comes home hoping to escape the madness with a normal family Christmas. Trees: As if Christmas wasn't wearing enough, now his elderly parent is asking for a hole in the ground ...Father and son break old habits and plant a tree to mark the start of the new year
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The Music Shop


BBC Radio 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME from 17-28 July. From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all ... 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind ... LISTEN WHILE YOU READ! You can find specially collated The Music Shop playlists for Father Anthony, Kit, Maud and Hector on Spotify. This hardback edition is beautifully produced, with stunning decorated insides.
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Miss Bensons Beetle


Margery Benson's life ended the day her father walked out of his study and never came back. Forty years later, abandoning a dull job, she advertises for an assistant. The successful candidate is to accompany Margery on an expedition to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. Enid Pretty is not who she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all Margery's expectations, eventually finding new life at the top of a red mountain. This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found; it is an intoxicating adventure story and it is also a tender exploration of a friendship between two unforgettable women that defies all boundaries.
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