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The Museum of Things Left Behind (Hardback)
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The Museum of Things Left Behind (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 21/05/2015
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Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted and beautifully written novel, set in Vallerosa, a European country you've never heard of before.

FIND YOURSELF IN VALLEROSA, A PLACE LOST IN TIME

Vallerosa is every tourist's dream - a tiny, picturesque country surrounded by lush valleys and verdant mountains; a place sheltered from modern life and the rampant march of capitalism. But in isolation, the locals have grown cranky, unfulfilled and disaffected. In the Presidential Palace hostile Americans, wise to the country's financial potential, are circling like sharks ...

Can the town be fixed? Can the local bar owners be reconciled? Can an unlikely visitor be the agent of change and rejuvenation this broken idyll is crying out for?

Full of wisdom, humour and light, THE MUSEUM OF THINGS LEFT BEHIND is a heart-warming fable for our times that asks us to consider what we have lost and what we have gained in modern life. A book about bureaucracy, religion and the people that really get things done, it is above all else a hymn to the inconstancy of time and the pivotal importance of a good cup of tea.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008118952
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Charming, captivating and absorbing. I love this book!' Catherine Alliott

`Transports the reader to an enchanting world of wisdom, humour and warmth. I am already longing for Seni Glaister's next novel' Cathy Kelly

`A dream of a book' Polly Vernon, GRAZIA

Funny, wise and charming' DAILY MAIL

`Fans of Marina Lewycka will enjoy this debut ... As sweet as ice-cream' METRO

`A witty, feel-good read' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'Sunny, charming, and as playful as Stella Gibbons or EF Benson, The Museum of Things Left Behind took me on holiday to the tiny imaginary country of Vallerosa, and returned me with the wonderful feeling of having spent time with an uplifting friend.' Laline Paull, author of THE BEES

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“Parody of bureaucracy....”

If I said to you that you would enjoy a book about a little imaginary country in Europe obsessed with bureaucracy but everything about the story will make you laugh, you probably wouldn't believe me. This is a... More

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“A lost world, humour, and a great cup of tea. Bliss!”

Welcome to Vallerosa, a little-known country cut off from reality by its mountainous surrounding. A beautiful land, peaceful and unchanging for generations. Everyone knows their place and no-one would dream of... More

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“Perfect read for a continental cafe...”

It’s Spring (no, honest, it is – don’t look at the weather, look at the calendar!) so my thoughts are drifting almost inexorably towards dreams of holidays. I’m not much of a one for sitting on beaches – I don’t tan,... More

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