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The Museum of Broken Promises

(2019)
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'I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes, author of The Break
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Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represent a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. The museum is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past and, sometimes, to lay them to rest. Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display.

Prague, 1985. Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague. But life behind the Iron Curtain is a complex thing: drab and grey yet charged with danger. Laure cannot begin to comprehend the dark, political currents that run beneath the surface of this communist city. Until, that is, she meets a young dissident musician. Her love for him will have terrible and unforeseen consequences.

It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel. I really loved it." - Laura Barnett

"Uplifting and sad and passionate and poignant." - Tammy Cohen

"What a love story, and so elegantly written!" - Carol Drinkwater

"Intricately plotted and beautifully written." - Katie Fforde

"Buchan has a gift for understanding the complexity and ambiguity of human emotions." - Elizabeth Fremantle

"An elegant story that unfolds with a subtle and fascinating voice." - Anstey Harris

"I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant." - Marian Keyes

"A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past." - David Nicholls


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September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 1-78649-528-7 / 978-1-78649-528-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 1-78649-531-7 / 978-1-78649-531-0 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 1-78649-530-9 / 978-1-78649-530-3 (UK edition)
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April 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-655-65076-8 / 978-0-655-65076-8
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April 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-655-65077-6 / 978-0-655-65077-5
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November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-655-63930-6 / 978-0-655-63930-5
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November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-655-63931-4 / 978-0-655-63931-2
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November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
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November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Museum of Broken Promises: '... beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Corvus
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