The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

ISBN: 9780857527202
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Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it's not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.

Dodging doctor's orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eight-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.

To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.

As their extraordinary friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.

Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny and brimming with tenderness, THE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LENNI AND MARGOT unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we need them most.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

The story about 17 years old Lenni Petterssen, who practically living in a hospital caused she had terminal illness. Her friendship with 83 years old Margot that lead them to create the 100 paintings project, one for every year that they have been alive. Teach us to question our self what life can be when we are older and what kind of mark do we leave in the world after we passed away. Such a pleasing book to read!

Amirah Bukhari

This is a very emotional story. The friendship is heartwarming and the stories from their lives are interesting.