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Next Reading Group Meeting


Venue: Jane Edsall’s house in Labastide Saves

Date: Monday 3rd September

Time: 2pm

Contact: Karen Burroughs or Joyce Booth

Details: Dalva by Jim Harrison

Reading Group Review – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

TWIG Reading Group July 2018

‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan was generally enjoyed by the group but there were mixed views. The Keeper of Lost things is Anthony Peardow, who forty years on is still grieving the death of his fiancée. Losing a keepsake of hers he makes it his life’s work to re unite lost objects with their owner. Laura is divorced and lonely she becomes his housekeeper/assistant. Following his death she inherits his property and project.
Most felt it was well written an enjoyable easy read, funny and uplifting in parts. The device of several short stories interacting and ultimately tying the novel together was not approved of by all.
There is a message throughout the book that the women protagonists find their worth through the men in their lives which was a little troubling for some. It appears to be an uplifting novel, but possibly it’s a parody?
An interesting and original idea not fully realised.