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Summary

The wonderful new novel from the acclaimed author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton.

One summer. One house. One family learning to love again.

Cate Morris and her son, Leo, are homeless, adrift. They’ve packed up the boxes from their London home, said good-bye to friends and colleagues and now they are on their way to Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World - to stay just for the summer. Cate doesn’t want to be there, in Richard’s family home, without Richard to guide her anymore. And she knows for sure that Araminta, the retainer of the collection of dusty objects and stuffed animals, has taken against them. But they have nowhere else to go. They have to make the best of it.

But Richard hasn’t told Cate the truth about his family’s history. And something about the house starts to work its way under her skin.

Can she really walk away, once she knows the truth?

©2020 Anstey Harris (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"A perfectly crafted novel: beautifully written, insightful and tender - it’s simply stunning." (Fionnuala Kearney)

"Utterly enchanting." (Heidi Swain)

"Such a beautifully written and engrossing novel." (Jacqueline Ward)

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A brilliant story

From the beginning to the end, I was captivated by this book. Very moving too.

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Moving and magical

Terrific second novel from a talented and engaging writer. With a cast of believable, sympathetic and well drawn characters, Where We Belong is sad, hilarious and witty.

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So slow, painful

Couldn’t get into it, willing it to end, so depressing and could really see the point of it

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Interesting holiday read

The story gets better as it unfolds.
The narrating I found distracting but, less as the story unfolded.
An excellent holiday read . You can pick it up and put it down , without getting lost.

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such an absorbing story!

I didn't want to stop listening! Interesting story I just wanted to know what happened next!!Brilliant narration, I really enjoyed it!!

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Keeps you guessing till the end

I enjoyed this book, it is very honest and has sad bits too it but the characters are good and the story twists and turns.

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good listen

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book, its a but slow to start but builds up. Really shines a light on mental health too and how it affects a family.
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stunning, poignant story. Wonderfully written.

I really enjoyed this and absolutely loved the characters. The setting of the Museum was so rich with atmosphere, I was totally transported. I Highly recommend this audio book.