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‘One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don’t lose it. Keep it’ Richard & Judy

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‘THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I READ IN 2017 – AND IF ANOTHER AS GOOD COMES ALONG IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, I’LL EAT MY SPECIAL GOLD REVIEWING SPECTACLES’ 

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JoyousOK!

CharmingRed

ExquisiteThe Lady

WonderfulDaily Mail

A gemHuffington Post

Full of heartFabulous Magazine

Warms the cocklesWoman & Home

Delightful‘ Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 

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 reading.

RUTH HOGAN INTRODUCES THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS:

LISTEN TO AN EXTRACT FROM THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS AUDIOBOOK:

MEET RUTH HOGAN…
Ruth Hogan (c) BenCrocker - Two Roads BooksI was born in the house where my parents still live in Bedford.  My sister was so pleased to have a sibling that she threw a thrupenny bit at me.

As a child I read everything I could lay my hands on.  Luckily, my mum worked in a bookshop.  My favourite reads were The Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and the back of cereal packets, and gravestones.

I passed enough A levels to get a place at Goldsmiths College, University of London, to study English and Drama.  It was brilliant and I loved it. And then I got a proper job.

I worked for ten years in a senior local government position: a square peg in round hole, but it paid the bills and mortgage.

In my early thirties I had a car accident which left me unable to work full-time and convinced me to start writing seriously.

It was all going well, but then in 2012 I got Cancer, which was bloody inconvenient but precipitated an exciting hair journey from bald to a peroxide blonde Annie Lennox crop. When chemo kept me up all night I passed the time writing and the eventual result was The Keeper Of Lost Things.

I live in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and my long-suffering partner.  I am a magpie; always collecting treasures (or ‘junk’ depending on your point of view) and a huge John Betjeman fan.

My favourite word is’ antimacassar’ and I still like reading gravestones.

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