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The Keeper of Lost Things

(2017)
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A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles - found on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.

Bone china cup and saucer - found on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancee, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects - the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind - and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony's lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor's quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony's last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious - a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the keeper of lost things, Laura holds the key to Anthony's and Eunice's redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?

Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is a heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A HEARTFELT PAGE-TURNER... EXACTLY THE BOOK I WAS LOOKING FOR." - Chrissie Manby

"Delightful." - Helen Simonson

"CAPTURES PERFECTLY AND HEARTBREAKINGLY THE SMALL MOMENTS ON WHICH A LIFE CAN TURN." - Kirsty Wark


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4104-9880-8 / 978-1-4104-9880-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: The feel-good novel of the year
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4736-3546-2 / 978-1-4736-3546-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 0-06-247353-0 / 978-0-06-247353-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award and Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4736-3548-9 / 978-1-4736-3548-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 0-06-247355-7 / 978-0-06-247355-4 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: The feel-good novel of the year
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4736-3547-0 / 978-1-4736-3547-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4708-5527-5 / 978-1-4708-5527-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: Library Edition
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4708-5528-3 / 978-1-4708-5528-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
ISBN: 1-4708-5529-1 / 978-1-4708-5529-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
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January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award and Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Keeper of Lost Things: winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award and Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon CA