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Everything Is Beautiful

(2021)
(The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton)
A novel by

 
 
'This book took hold of me and wouldn't let me go until I turned the final page' BETH O'LEARY

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Funny, tender and uplifting' BBC RADIO 4

'Beautifully written and thought-provoking' KATIE FFORDE

'This is one of those books you just want to gulp down in one'
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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When Amy Ashton's world fell apart eleven years ago, she started a collection.

Just a few keepsakes of happier times: some honeysuckle to remind herself of the boy she loved, a chipped china bird, an old terracotta pot . . . Things that others might throw away, but to Amy, represent a life that could have been.

Now her house is overflowing with the objects she loves - soon there'll be no room for Amy at all. But when a family move in next door, a chance discovery unearths a mystery, and Amy's carefully curated life begins to unravel. If she can find the courage to face her past, might the future she thought she'd lost still be hers for the taking?

Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant and The Keeper of Lost Things, this exquisitely told, uplifting novel shows us that however hopeless things might feel, beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places
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Everyone is talking about Eleanor Ray:

'Like the objects Amy collects, this novel is a treasure all of its own' Woman

'A joy to read, and very beautiful indeed' Lisa Dickenson, author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas

'A total treat of a read - warm, enchanting and intriguing, with an unforgettable protagonist at its heart' Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

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There's an intriguing mystery at the heart of this emotional but uplifting debut novel'Sunday Express

'Beautifully written and full of compassion, kindness and hope' Irish Independent

'A gorgeous, warm hug of a novel' Sinead Moriarty

'A tonic for the soul' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour

'Charming and thrilling, romantic and gripping' Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You

'Eleanor Ray has perfectly captured how it feels to not quite fit in' M W Craven, author of The Puppet Show



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I loved every bit of it. I think the term in book reviewer lingo is 'utterly captivated' - and I was, as it was not only so beautifully written but the story was brilliant, too." - Fliss Chester

"Eleanor Ray has perfectly captured how it feels to not quite fit in." - M W Craven

"A charming debut that glints in the sunshine just waiting to be found and cherished. A mystery that keeps you guessing until the end, a chocolate box of supporting characters, and a leading lady who you're rooting for with every page. A joy to read, and very beautiful indeed." - Lisa Dickenson

"Beautifully written and thought-provoking." - Katie Fforde

"A brilliantly original protagonist and an intriguing mystery - this book brings a tear to the eye and uplifts the spirit." - Jackie Kabler

"A tonic for the soul." - Lesley Kara

"A truly remarkable book that had me hooked from the start and racing to the end. Beautifully written." - Jenni Keer

"A gently absorbing entry into the mystery-uplit canon." - Vaseem Khan

"Heart-warming and thought-provoking, a mystery with a difference. It's beautifully constructed around the everyday items its central character hoards, as she slowly uncovers the secrets of her past. I loved it." - Andrea Mara

"A total treat of a read - warm, enchanting and intriguing, with an unforgettable protagonist at its heart." - Holly Miller

"Charming, endearing . . . will melt even the hardest of hearts." - Joanna Nell

"My book of the year! An absolute must read. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL is everything you'll want in a book. I was pulled into this story from the very first page and didn't want it to end." - Lauren North

"This book took hold of me and wouldn't let me go until I turned the final page." - Beth O'Leary

"I relished it from start to finish. A beautiful book. Thought-provoking. Evocative. A treat to read." - Amanda Robson

"Amy's vulnerability and loneliness reminded me of one of my all time favourite characters - Eleanor Oliphant. A wonderful celebration of the power of kindness." - Hannah Tovey


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Used availability for Eleanor Ray's Everything Is Beautiful

Hardback Editions

June 2021 : Hardback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982163-52-6 / 978-1-982163-52-5
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42743-7 / 978-0-349-42743-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2022 : Paperback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982163-53-4 / 978-1-982163-53-2
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42741-0 / 978-0-349-42741-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-982180-74-9 / 978-1-982180-74-4
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 0-349-42742-9 / 978-0-349-42742-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
ISBN: 1-79712-414-5 / 978-1-79712-414-8
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Everything Is Beautiful
Author(s): RAY,Eleanor
ISBN: 1-4450-9783-4 / 978-1-4450-9783-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Everything is Beautiful: 'the most uplifting book of the year' Good Housekeeping
Author(s): Eleanor Ray
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU