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The Garden of Lost and Found

Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (375 ratings)

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Summary

The new novel by Sunday Times best seller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this gripping and heartbreaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. 

Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best known painting, The Garden of Lost and Found, days before his sudden death. 

Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them. 

One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down.... 

When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close, but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned's masterpiece - or, in Juliet's case, her own children's happiness. 

Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?  

©2019 Harriet Evans (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page." (CultureFly)

"Will make you gasp and move you to tears." (Marie Claire)

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Fabulous just fabulous

Everything about this novel and the narration was perfect. Highly recommended The Garden of Lost and Found !

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Mystical and Intriguing

A beautiful novel that opens doors in directions you weren't sure it was taking you. Things you could have realised earlier spring to life later on in the book as the characters pasts and futures are slowly unveiled

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Beautiful book

This book kept me enthralled all the way through, one of the best I have listened to in a long time.
I highly recommend it.

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A must read

Absolutely fabulous !!!! Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Perfect for just siting back and relaxing.....you won’t regret it.

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enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, got lost sometimes with changes in time but that did not detract from the pleasure

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Didn’t want to finish this

Really enjoyed this audio book, engaging characters and a picture of different sides to both family life and soldiering in WW1, contrasted well with difficulties faced today.
Gave it 4 story stars as it seemed to end unsatisfactorily...

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enthralling. lovely narrator

this is a beautiful story. the narrator is very good. I was very nice listening to her

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A gorgeous read, beautifully read

Beautiful story full of twists and layer, didn't want it to end! Thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions which filled my imagination

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Fantastic! Worth the time!!

This book is an amazing listen! The story and the reader is so gripping! Well worth the purchase and the time!

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A heartbreakingly beautiful story

I was almost put off by the negative reviews but the risk paid off. Such an amazing story was entertained for the whole 18 hours! You really won’t be disappointed!

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