A novel of mothers and daughters and secrets and friendship, from the bestselling author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS and THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES


‘Full of Hogan’s trademark technicolour characters’
Daily Mail

‘A moving exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters.’

‘Enchanting and divine’

‘A poignant tale of love and family’
Good Housekeeping

‘This book really shines . . . laugh-out-loud funny’

Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches …  She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits – staff and guests alike.

But Tilly’s childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she’d ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning.

Now, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda goes back to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all …

Mothers and daughters … it can be complicated …  but it can also turn out to have a very happy ending

‘Absorbing, tender and heartfelt’
Mike Gayle, author of The Man I Think I Know

‘Hogan’s best novel yet’
Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You

‘Exuberant and full of zest’
Nina Pottell

‘Pulses with heart and hope’

Ashley Hay, author of The Railwayman’s Wife

‘You are in for such a treat’
Annie Lyons, author of The Happiness List

‘Full of humour, happiness and joy’
The BookBag

Ruth Hogan (c) Simon WellerRuth Hogan is the author of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes. A #1 word-of-mouth hit and Sunday Times bestseller with more than 800,000 copies sold, The Keeper of Lost Things was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a WHSmith Travel ‘Fresh Talent’ selection and is currently being published in over 30 countries around the world. Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel is her third novel. She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.

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