A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobblesFound, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.Bone china cup and saucerFound, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiance, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objectsthe things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behindand writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret lifes mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthonys lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbors quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthonys last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something preciousa tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunices redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook....
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The Keeper of Lost Things Reviews
This is a wonderful book, when I read the first few pages I was really not sure, I came across a couple of sentences which I thought "oh no, not dozens of adjectives to just describe one thing" BUT as the story progressed I settled into it and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are so many stories within the book but this doesn't distract from the pleasure of reading it, it enhances it . The variety of characters are by turn entertaining, amusing, irritating, funny . Throughout the whole book there is ...more
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
An uplifting, enchanting and marvelously crafted escapist read with minimal fluff and maximum appeal. The Keeper of Lost Things is the perfect antidote for what ails us. As much a tale about the loss of things as people, love and even self, the threads that connect us and the kindness of strangers.
Hogan has seamlessly plotted two separate stories, e ...more
Witty, Quirky, and Charming!
The Keeper of Lost Things is an enchanting story about love, loss, friendship, and healing. A wonderful cast of endearing, quirky characters made this book a pleasure to read!
Writer Anthony Peardew collects lost objects. He’s spent years and years collecting, hoping that one day these items will be returned to their rightful owner. Anthony’s mission stems from his own loss. When Anthony dies, he leaves his collection of lost objects to Laura, his caretaker. Laura i ...more
This was such a delightful, charming, beautifully written novel. ♥ The Keeper of Lost Things had me entranced from start to finish. A little quirky, a little whimsical, a little witty, a little mysterious, a little sappy...it all added up to one delightful read! In The Keeper of Lost Things we meet Anthony Peardew, a broken hearted widow who begins to collect items he finds after the loss of his beloved. He writes beautiful tales of these found objects and files them away in his study. After he ...more
This is a really lovely gentle story full of warmth and charm. Anthony Peardew is the original 'Keeper of Lost Things'. He not only lost his beautiful fiance, Therese, just before their wedding day but also a precious medallion she gave him that he promised to keep forever. Never able to get over her loss, he began to collect lost object, carefully recording where he found them, a button, a child's umbrella, even a box containing someone's ashes. Anthony began to write short stories based on the ...more
A ray of sunshine of a novel. Beautifully written. Every character I cared about. I highly recommend to contemporary readers as the whole story just pulls you in.
*3 Stars for originality!*
There is an undeniable sense of mystery and intrigue in something “lost”, and if considered enough, a single misplaced object can raise a multitude of questions: Who was the previous owner? What did this item mean to them? How did they come to misplace it? Who are they now without it?
Each of these “things” tell their own story, and will speak to you if you're willing to listen…
Anthony Peardew is THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS. Having never located something he once held dea ...more