The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan

Keeper of lost things

To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Keeper of Lost Things, we’re offering 15 reading groups the chance to read and review Ruth’s stunning debut novel. Groups are asked to leave their reviews on Amazon, GoodReads or Reading Groups for Everyone.

5 lucky reading groups will also have the chance to have tea with Ruth in September to discuss her novel and ask any questions they might have for her. All reading groups have to do is complete this survey stating why they would like to have tea with Ruth.

Please sign up by 20 June.

About the book

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…

’Hogan’s touching, funny and romantic debut is that rare and precious thing: a real story with brilliant characters’ – Daily Mail
‘A charming read that seems bound to become a book club favourite.’ – The Lady

About the author

Ruth Hogan was born in Bedford. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College and then got a ‘proper’ job, but when a car accident left her unable to work full-time, she decided to start writing seriously. In 2012 she was diagnosed with cancer: as chemo kept her up all night she passed the time writing, and the eventual result was her debut The Keeper of Lost Things. Her second novel A Beginner’s Guide to Drowning, will be published next year. She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.


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