Summary

Winner of the Richard and Judy autumn book club 2017.
One of the Mail on Sunday's 'Best books for the beach this summer'
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 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....
And if you loved The Keeper of Lost Things, don't miss Ruth Hogan's second novel The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, which is out now.
©2017 Ruth Hogan (P)2017 John Murray Press
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Critic reviews

"One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don't lose it. Keep it." (Richard & Judy
"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." (Daily Mail)
"Captures perfectly and heartbreakingly the small moments on which a life can turn." (Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 07-02-17

Wonderful book

A beautiful story, wonderfully read. The characters came alive on the page and Sunshine was adorable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

A story to become lost in...

Lovely, original storyline, unusual mixture of central characters, all of whom I warmed to increasingly as the plot unfolded, some of whom I liked immediately. Not my usual choice of genres, but I loved it! So much so that I found myself laughing out loud at a funeral scene on my way to my first radiotherapy treatment!
A gentle, life-affirming tale.

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