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The Keeper of Lost Things - A Novel

Ruth Hogan

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 bobbles-Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer-Found, 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 fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects-the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind-and 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 life's 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 Anthony's lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor's 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 Anthony's 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 precious-a 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 Eunice's 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan

Length:

8h 35m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:38