Granny McCreedy is about to have the a journey of a lifetime . . .
Eighty-six-year-old Veronica McCreedy’s days are usually a monotonous routine of collecting litter from the beach, forgetting where she put her glasses and shouting instructions to her assistant, Eileen.
But Veronica has recently begun to wonder if she should be doing something more with her life – and more for the world – and where she should leave her considerable wealth when she dies.
As she sits in her armchair in her huge house on the Scottish coast, watching a documentary about the endangered penguins of Antarctica, Veronica suddenly knows exactly what she has to do.
She may be eighty-four, but it is (obviously) imperative that Veronica McCreedy takes a trip to Antarctica, to see the penguins . . .