LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL
Mr B's review
A gin and tonic of a book, to be savoured at the end of a long, tiring day – or year! This is a wholesome, empathetic and quiet marvel of a story with a pinch of Irish humour. Leonard fills his days but not his heart writing children’s encyclopaedias, while Paul, his best friend and part-time postman, still lives with his parents in his early thirties. Two undemanding, gentle misfits who just haven’t found their place in the world but find wonder in the everyday. -Rhian at Mr. B’s
LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL is the story of two friends who ordinarily would remain uncelebrated. It finds a value and specialness in them that is not immediately apparent and prompts the idea that maybe we could learn from the people that we overlook in life. Leonard and Hungry Paul change the world differently to the rest of us: we try and change it by effort and force; they change it by discovering the small things they can do well and offering them to others.
Chosen for BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB – March 2019
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