The Keeper of Lost Things (Paperback)Ruth Hogan (author)
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Charming and endlessly endearing, Hogan’s novel of a collector of lost objects and his determined mission to reunite them with their owners is a feel-good tale about atonement, affection and doing the right thing.
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
'This is the first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I'll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles... Wonderful stuff and the perfect cure for the New Year blues.' - The Daily Mail
'One is beguiled by its old-fashioned sweetness.' - The Mail on Sunday
'When this book first appeared I said it was the perfect cure for the New Year blues. But it could apply just as well to any summer blues... This touching, funny and romantic debut is that rare and precious thing - a real story with brilliant characters.' - The Daily Mail - Best Summer Books 2017
'A debut to watch for... I was hugely impressed by this flawlessly written, most humane novel.' - The Sunday Herald
'A charming story of fresh starts and self-discovery that warms the cockles.' - Woman & Home
'A warm and heartfelt debut.' - Prima
'A charming whimsical novel about holding on to what is precious.' - Red
'This mystical and spiritual tale is a joyous read that will broaden your imagination and warm your heart' - OK!
'It's charming, beautiful and full of heart' - Fabulous Magazine
'Magical and moving' - Heat
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