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'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' DAILY MAIL
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...
Coming in May 2018: Ruth Hogan's second novel A Beginner's Guide to Drowning
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Anthony Peardew spent his life collecting lost items and hiding them away. When he passes, he leaves his home to housekeeper Laura—along with the task of reuniting countless objects with their rightful owners. Ruth Hogan’s intriguing debut novel weaves together multiple storylines with delicacy and a hint of magic. Cleverly structured, the story follows Laura’s life in tandem with that of Eunice, a publisher’s assistant with more than a few connections to Anthony. Miniature vignettes dotted throughout add diverse, colourful characters and settings to this thoroughly original book.
The Keeper of Lost Things
A charming and compelling read. Almost comparable to a Russian doll with smaller stories intricately woven inside of each other. Brilliant !!
A great name
There was nothing I didn’t like about this book. From the very beginning I was captured, a fabulous read
Boring adoration of upper class
Dull description of lower and middle class women lusting after and adoring older upper class men. After reaching the line "a school full of chip-fed, benefits-bred kids, most of whom already believed that the world owed them a council flat, a baby and Nike trainers." I had to stop. Not worth wasting your time on it.