By Sarah Winman
Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous methods is a ninety-year-old lady who's lived by myself in a distant creek for almost all her lifestyles. lately she's taken to spending her days sitting at the steps of her caravan with a couple of binoculars. She's looking forward to whatever - she's uncertain what, yet she'll comprehend it whilst she sees it. Freddy Drake is a tender soldier left reeling through the warfare. He's agreed to fulfil a demise friend's final want and hand-deliver a letter to the boy's father in Cornwall. yet Freddy's trip doesn't visit plan, and sees him actually wash up in Marvellous' creek, damaged in physique and spirit. whilst Marvellous involves his reduction, an not likely friendship grows among the 2. Can Freddy supply Marvellous what she must say so long to the area, and will she supply him what he must pass on?
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