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Ruth Hogan is the author of The Keeper of Lost Things, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a WHSmith Travel 'Fresh Talent' selection. A #1 word-of-mouth hit and Sunday Times bestseller with more than half a million copies sold, the book is currently being published in 30 countries around the world. bestseller with more than half a million copies sold, the book is currently being published in 30 countries around the world. She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Ruth Hogan recommends
A Thin Sheet of Glass (2018)
Pippa Beecheno
"A heart-breaking story...poignant and thought provoking."
The Man I Think I Know (2018)
Mike Gayle
"A pair of characters a was rooting for from the start and cheering for by the end."
Days of Wonder (2018)
Keith Stuart
"Utterly enchanting . . . a truly beautiful story."
Him (2018)
Clare Empson
"What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking."
The Rules of Seeing (2018)
Joe Heap
"An astonishing debut."
The Binding (2018)
Bridget Collins
"The Binding held me captive from the start and refused to set me free. It is a beautifully crafted tale of dark magic and forbidden passion, where unspeakable cruelty is ultimately defeated by enduring love. Breathtaking!"
Once Upon a River (2018)
Diane Setterfield
"I was completely spellbound by this book. Numerous strands of the same story are skilfully woven into a magical web from which I, as a reader, had no desire to escape. Setterfield’s prose is beautiful, dark and eerily atmospheric, and her rich cast of characters convincingly illustrate the best and worst of humanity. Utterly brilliant!"
If Only I Could Tell You (2019)
Hannah Beckerman
"Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking. I couldn't put it down."
Things in Jars (2019)
Jess Kidd
"Things in Jars is an extraordinary tale full of dark magic, wicked humour, and hugely entertaining characters all of whom are beautifully drawn. An absolute treat!."
The Rapture (2019)
Claire McGlasson
"Gripping, unsettling and ultimately extremely moving."
Bone China (2019)
Laura Purcell
"A brilliantly atmospheric and chilling tale and I raced through the pages hardly daring to find out what would happen next! Laura's characters and the world they inhabit are compelling, unsettling and richly drawn. A fabulous tale!"
Looking For Eliza (2020)
Leaf Arbuthnot
"A wonderful story about the redemptive power of an unexpected friendship. Leaf's characters are fresh, engaging and beautifully drawn. A marvellous read."
The Paris Library (2020)
Janet Skeslien Charles
"Heart-breaking and heart-lifting and always enchanting."
The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett (2020)
Annie Lyons
"The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett is an exquisitely poignant tale of life, friendship and facing death. In the latter, the author dares to explore a subject that many shy away from, but she does so with touching sensitivity, gentle humour and absolute honesty. Eudora's courage, dignity and wry sense of fun are beautifully drawn as she takes the reader on the heart-breaking yet ultimately uplifting journey of her life and death. Everyone should read this book."

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