The Keeper of Lost Things

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What to expect

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & WINNER OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB
‘One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don’t lose it. Keep it’ Richard & Judy

Meet the ‘Keeper of Lost Things’…
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…

‘Touching, funny and romantic’ Daily Mail
‘A charming read, perfect for the holidays’ The Lady
‘A warm and heartfelt debut’ Prima

And if you loved The Keeper of Lost Things, don’t miss Ruth Hogan’s other novels, Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.

Critics Review

  • Charming, quirky, heart-warming

    Ruth Langsford
  • 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

    Daily Mail
  • Psychological realism, whimsy and magic are a winning combination in this quirky, exquisitely crafted novel… It’s a charming read, perfect for the holidays: you will want to share it when you get home

    The Lady
  • A really beautiful, tender book. Heartbreaking in parts, but lovely. I got sucked in and read the whole thing in one afternoon, unable to tear myself away. I sobbed for a good hour afterwards!

    The Londoner
  • 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

    Daily Mail - Best Summer Books 2017
  • The back stories, real or imagined, of lost-and- found objects form the centrepiece of this exquisite, absorbing novel, a potent cocktail of insightful psychological realism, whimsy and glittering magic, where hopes and new beginnings glint off the sharp edges of grief and loss. It grabs you right from its intriguing opening scene… Hogan’s prose is considered, expressive and vivid, but never overwritten. Her characters reveal themselves gradually, much as the found objects acquire layers of meaning as we become acquainted with their provenance and history. A charming read that seems bound to become a book club favourite.

    The Lady

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