59 Memory Lane
May Rosevere has reached the grand old age of one-hundred-and-ten, thanks to a slice of toast with butter every morning, a glass (or two) of sherry in the evening, and the wonders of the Cornish sea breeze – or so she tells everyone.
But May has a secret. One that no one has ever discovered, not even her late husband Charles.
A treasure trove of long-forgotten letters, just...more
I LOVED this story! Centenarian May is determined to reach her one hundred and eleventh year - but this would come at a price. Is she willing to use her special gift, and achieve her goal, to the detriment of others?
The book enjoys a delightful seaside, cottage setting and felt utterly escapist each time I delved into it. The older characters ...more
Our eyes caught for a few flickering moments, yet it seemed like eternity. A smile lit up her elderly face, wiping away the lines that gave away her age.
“I’m going to enjoy this book,” she told me in her croaky voice and tucking her wispy grey hair behind her ear.
“Why?” I quizzed.
“Well, let me tell you, ...more
For me it was mostly a book about loneliness in old age, and solidarity in a community. Here it is a little seaside village in Cornwall that house a lot of older people, most of them living alone. A dedicated women organises an "Adopt a Granny" scheme, and thus Julia (85 years old) is thrown together with her vis-à-vis neighbour Ma ...more
This book really grabbed me at first. I was taken in by the setting and loved the concept of this book. However as the book progressed I started to feel like some of the issues and characters were pointless and didnt really add to the story. I was a bit confused on times and did not really like the ending. There was a big build up to it but didn't really meet my expectations and I was left with questions afterwards. However I fell ...more
A lovely beachside setting and a somewhat magical twist, 59 Memory Lane has the ingredients for a lovely read and for som ...more
May is the delightful old lady who is determined to reach 111 but can she do it by fair means or not. She realises how silly she has been when she has her eyes opened to see the care bestowed on her by others.
Love, caring for others, obstinacy, understanding and so much more fill the pag ...more
I have an early copy of the sequel the cottage of curiosities to read next and I littery can't wait to see what we have in store ...more
This is a lovely story set in Cornwall.
May is approaching 111, and is holding onto lots of secrets and mementos of other people. Can she put things into perspective before she passes?
This easy to read and moving story was well written and entertaining from beginning to end.
I loved the fact the main characters were all more mature in age rather than being a romance story solely about a younger generation.
The story deals with love, friendship, grief, and the trial and tribulations of moving into the twilight years of life.
This book has great characters and an interesting take on memory and how it can be enjoyed or used in a slightly different way!!!!
There is an eclectic mix of characters ranging from age six to one hundred and ten. They all inhabit a small Cornish village and we witness the ups and downs of village life. Needs are met as people look out for others. The down side is the gossip machine works overtime – your business is not your own.
A series of letters link top past events as the reader hears of a mystery to solve.