The Keeper of Lost Things

The Keeper of Lost Things

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 10/08/2017
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The Keeper of Lost Things
Utterly delightful
I can't get over the fact that this is a debut novel, it's one of the best books I've read. A fabulous mixture of humour, heartbreak and serendipity, there... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth


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.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473635487
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 238g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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The Keeper of Lost Things
A perfect escape.
Laura inherits a house, a collection of lost items, a ghost and a gardener! While attempting to reconnect the objects with their owners she finds herself... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
Emotional wizardry
Some books make you stop and think and this is one of them. The man in the book is the keeper of lost things as he has lost something precious of his own... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
A truly wonderful story.
Kerstin Smith
The Keeper of Lost Things
A nice read
I enjoyed this lovely book. There were no frills to this book. I knew things would work out in the story, but that did not take away the pleasure I had in... READ MORE
Christopher Jones
The Keeper of Lost Things
I loved the story the way the book was written!
Easy reading with a heartwarming story. I loved the story the way the book was written!
Nonna Melkonyan
The Keeper of Lost Things
A Little of What You Fancy...
This is a book which I would not have chosen to read. Its cover, with the roses blooming around the title tell us this is not a book for men, neither is it... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
Delightful little book
This is a really sweet little book. The characters are engaging and believable.
Sarah Millington
The Keeper of Lost Things
Heartwarming and heartbreaking
This is the first of Ruth Hogan’s books that I have read, but it won’t be the last! Anthony Peardew is the Keeper of Lost Things. Having once lost somethi... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
Superbly strange
This wonderful book again another not to be put down. Gripping as you work out each character and there stories that unfold. Dear Sunshine her way of sayi... READ MORE
Brenda Bailey
The Keeper of Lost Things
The Keeper of Lost Things
This was a super book which I really enjoyed. Slightly quirky and beautifully written. Liked it so much I also ordered The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by the... READ MORE
Cheryl Jordan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Wonderful Read
Although this is not the type of book I would normally choose and read I'm so glad I did. It is a beautiful book and you can just lose yourself in it. It i... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
"If you never get sadness, how do you know what happy is like?"
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan It was nice and enjoyable, totally unrealistic but really rather lovely. It made me think that maybe I'm not a ... READ MORE
The Keeper of Lost Things
Absolute magic from start to finish. Moving, poignant an emotional journey which I couldn’t put down. A joyous read, an absolute feast. Total magic.
Katu Trewartha
The Keeper of Lost Things
Help for Ukraine
I bought this to help Ukraine, I wouldn't have read it otherwise but I'm so glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. The format was like short stories ... READ MORE
Denise Copley
The Keeper of Lost Things
An Amazing book!
I had wanted to read this for ages and it really didnt disappoint! A thoroughly brilliant story, all connects at the end. But the individual stories are to... READ MORE
Julie Rowe