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Madame Burova


Ruth Hogan


‘The ‘Queen of Uplit’ returns brilliantly to form with this gloriously good-natured novel.’ DAILY MAIL ‘Supremely upliftng …an absolute gem’ – MIKE GAYLE ‘Stunning, immersive and absolutely wonderful’ – ANNIE LYONS ‘Woke up early to finish this breathtakingly beautiful story … absolutely wonderful’ – CELIA ANDERSON ‘Blooming with wonderful, vibrant and charismatic characters’ PRIMA

Madame Burova – Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after fifty years.


Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people’s secrets and her silence has come at a price. She has seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Her cards had unmasked them all and her cards never lied. But Madame Burova is weary of other people’s lives, their ghosts from the past and other people’s secrets, she needs rest and a little piece of life for herself. Before that, however, she has to fulfill a promise made a long time ago. She holds two brown envelopes in her hand, and she has to deliver them.

In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage, and her place in the world when she discovers something that leaves her very identity in question. Determined to find answers, she must follow a trail which might just lead right to Madame Burova’s door.

In a story spanning over fifty years, Ruth Hogan conjures a magical world of 1970s holiday camps and seaside entertainers, eccentrics, heroes and villains, the lost and the found. Young people, with their lives before them, make choices which echo down the years. And a wall of death rider is part of a love story which will last through time.

Ruth Hogan has now sold over a million books. Her first novel, The Keeper of Lost Things, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy pick and is published in over 30 countries. Her next novels, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes and Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, helped establish her as one of the queens of uplifting fiction. Madame Burova, her fourth novel, is set in her beloved Brighton. Ruth lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long suffering husband.

Category:  Fiction
ISBN:  9781529373325
Publisher:  John Murray Press
On sale:  May 2021
List price:  R310 
Format:  Paperback
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