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The Keeper of Lost Things Audiobook

The Keeper of Lost Things

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Audible Editor Reviews

"From the attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth Hogan has stirred together a charming fairy tale...also, there are dogs. Delightful." (Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.)
"Captures perfectly and heartbreakingly the small moments on which a life can turn." (Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle.)

Publisher's Summary

Meet the Keeper of Lost Things....

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly 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....

With an unforgettable cast of characters that includes young girls with special powers, handsome gardeners, irritable ghosts and an array of irresistible four-legged friends, The Keeper of Lost Things is a debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that will leave you bereft once you've finished listening.

We're all just waiting to be found....

©2017 Ruth Hogan (P)2017 John Murray Press

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    Mrs JEL 02/04/2017
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    "A story to become lost in..."

    Lovely, original storyline, unusual mixture of central characters, all of whom I warmed to increasingly as the plot unfolded, some of whom I liked immediately. Not my usual choice of genres, but I loved it! So much so that I found myself laughing out loud at a funeral scene on my way to my first radiotherapy treatment!
    A gentle, life-affirming tale.

    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 07/02/2017
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    A beautiful story, wonderfully read. The characters came alive on the page and Sunshine was adorable.

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    What a lovely story. Funny and poignant, each character is as wonderfully crafted as the story itself. A love story without being overly sentimental.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny C. 05/03/2017
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    Loved the original idea. Really well crafted characters that kept your interest throughout. Looking forward to her next one!

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    "Well woven"

    A beautiful love story - woven with engaging characters and a comforting denouement, very enjoyable to listen to

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    "Lovely lovely book!"

    I've listened to a lot of audible books but this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review! I loved this book, it's laugh out loud funny at times, sweet without being sickly so and also moving without being cliche or 'hammy'. I've dabbles with a few books which are general fiction leaning towards 'chick lit' which mixed success, in fact I can think of only two others I enjoyed; the trouble with goats and sheep and the one plus one. This is up there with them, there a few unexplained things, there are a few subplots which could have been teased out further and which I'd have happily listened to more of, but it is still a lovely book. I even had a look at what other books Ruth Hogan had written only to find this was her first published novel!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    "Enchanting"

    What a great premise Bagpuss for grown ups. With twists and turns I didn't see and some I enjoyed watching develop. A wonderful combination of author and performer making an amazing piece much richer for each component. The loving and honest character of Sunshine was painted with painful accuracy and much affection bringing to mind characters from my past. I loved how the author portrayed her as a young lady often underestimated, wise yet innocent. Just a hint of menace gives the tale that final boost before a gratifying finish. All in all a great listen and one I shall revisit with great relish.

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    "bloody brilliant"

    Narration was lovely to listen too. Beautiful story, heartfelt and laugh out loud funny in places. Totally recommend for a listener with empathy and an open mind. I've started collecting lost things too now and pondering their stories.

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    HMPS64 London, UK 30/05/2017
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    "Sweet story"

    Very well written and performed. A little mystery and eccentricity surround the characters. Stick with it though as the beginning may be odd.

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    "dazzling unique story beautifully told"

    i brought this book on a whim based on the reviews and am so glad i did. its a gorgeous story of love life and lost things. the characters are brought to life by the excellent narration and the storry is witty, original and exquisitely told
    i would recommend it to everyone

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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