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The Keeper of Lost Things


The keeper of lost things
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The Keeper of Lost Things

Ruth Hogan

ISBN 9781473635470

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.
We’re all just waiting to be found...




The Author

ruth hoganRuth Hogan was born in Bedford, in the house where her parents still live. As a child she read everything she could lay her hands on: her favourite reads wereThe Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the back of cereal packets, and gravestones.

She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College and then got a 'proper' job. After ten years in a senior local government position, she had a car accident which left her unable to work full-time and convinced her to start writing seriously. In 2012 she was diagnosed with cancer and when chemo kept her up all night she passed the time writing, and the eventual result wasThe Keeper of Lost Things.

She lives in a chaotic Victoria house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering partner.






Reviews, News & Interviews:

Acharmingstory of fresh starts and self-discovery thatwarms the cockles. -Woman & Home

A warm and heartfelt debut.  -Prima

A charming story,warmly and wittily written with wonderful characters. - My Weekly