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Summary

Daydreamer Nora has inherited all of her grandmother's worldly belongings.

Nora dreads seeing her beloved grandmother's possessions go, but she's determined that item by item, memory by memory, she will find the perfect new owners.

When she opens The Memory Shop in the front of her grandmother's house, the community is gradually drawn inside, and Nora begins transforming the lives of those around her through the objects she pairs them with.

©2017 Ella Griffin (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Ella Griffin offers an astonishing insight into people. The writing is exquisite and I cared deeply about the characters." (Marian Keyes on The Flower Arrangement)

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Interwoven lives

This story was good lots of interesting characters who come into the Memory shop and go on their own personal journeys.

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  • LM
  • 23-12-17

beautifully written

love this book, gripping from the first line. love the sentiment and the intertwined stories of all the characters.

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memory book full of lovely memories

lovely easy listening book, dipping into others lives but coming back to the core x

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Brilliant <br />

fabulous storyline, very likeable characters who
the reader could actually connect to. Very good book.

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  • TDJO
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  • 12-08-18

Mediocre

I would not recommend this book. I enjoyed the blurb on the back more than the book itself! I did not engage with the characters at all. Such a shame.

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a memorable book

loved this book,loved the narrator all the characters were believable I just wish it had more chapters.

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  • E
  • 22-05-18

The narrator put me off listening.

Unfortunately, I was unable to listen any more,so the book was sent back. It was very strange way of reading, it gave the impression that the reader was finding the story rather boring! What a shame for the author.

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Unexpected aversion to the narrator

This is the first purchase I've returned to audible. I just couldn't stand the narration. I thought she had a lovely voice, it was the reading style that did me in. I'm really surprised by my reaction and can't really explain it, apart from sentences trailing off into nothing where I expected emphasis really drove me mad!

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  • Bernard
  • 13-02-18

Really moving wonderful book of precious memories

What did you love best about The Memory Shop?

I could really relate to the main character and her wonderful adventure

What other book might you compare The Memory Shop to and why?

None it is a unique book

Have you listened to any of Deirdre O'Connell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great Book