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August - The Keeper of Lost Things

(74 Posts)
mischief Mon 31-Jul-17 12:07:26

Just wanted to thank you for my copy of The Keeper of Lost Things, received today. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

harrigran Mon 31-Jul-17 12:26:19

Thank you for my copy, just been delivered and a nice surprise as I had forgotten I had applied for this book.

Teetime Mon 31-Jul-17 12:42:54

I've just read this it was charming.

halfgran Mon 31-Jul-17 12:57:34

Just finished and reviewed July book and postie knocked with August selection good timing and luckily this one does not appeal to hubby.

Jane10 Mon 31-Jul-17 13:22:03

Interesting and enjoyable book.

Cherrytree59 Mon 31-Jul-17 13:25:00

I read this book a couple of months ago
I just want to say to the lucky readers that I found it to be a bit different and an enjoyable

NfkDumpling Mon 31-Jul-17 13:38:26

A lovely surprise this morning - thank you. I'm ploughing through a rather heavy read at the moment. Good, but heavy - so it's a good excuse to put it to one side for a while.

Gagagran Mon 31-Jul-17 13:58:43

A copy has just come for me too - thank you GN. Always a treat to get a new book and I am looking forwrd to starting it.

LadyGracie Mon 31-Jul-17 15:36:08

My copy received this morning, I started to read it with my morning coffee, I didn't want to put it down. Thank you!

GracesGranMK2 Mon 31-Jul-17 15:49:56

Place marking.

PoshGran Mon 31-Jul-17 15:56:22

Thank you for my copy, delivered safely this a.m. I'm looking forward to reading it.

janiceanne Mon 31-Jul-17 22:15:15

A lovely surprise in my post this morning, a copy of The Keeper of Lost Things. Thank you. I'm looking forward to starting it as soon as possible.

emmasnan Tue 01-Aug-17 14:38:17

Thank you for my copy of The Keeper of Lost Things. A lovely surprise, will start on it soon.

Waveney Tue 01-Aug-17 14:48:15

I read this book a couple of months ago, and really enjoyed it. A rather unusual story, but very gentle and interesting. I hope everyone who has got a copy enjoys it too.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 01-Aug-17 15:18:38

You beat me to it in starting the thread! Anyhow - glad that people have been enjoying - and if you get a free copy don't forget you will need to leave questions/comments for Ruth Hogan by the end of August

Grannyknot Tue 01-Aug-17 17:12:57

Thank you for my copy too - am off on holiday on Friday and it is in the suitcase already... smile

Worlass Tue 01-Aug-17 17:59:05

Thank you so much for my copy of "The Keeper Of Lost Things", which I received yesterday. Since l am labouring my way through a somewhat heavy-going tale at the moment, I decided to take a quick peek at this new book and was instantly drawn into Ruth Hogan's fairy story. I have just finished reading it and must admit that, although it is completely different from my usual reading matter, I did find it enjoyable. It is a mixture of laugh-out-loud and lump-in-the-throat with an unpredictable conclusion.
I would like to ask Ruth Hogan how she manages to make the story flow so seamlessly when there are so many strands to it and to thank her for an excellent read.

Mapleleaf Tue 01-Aug-17 21:47:07

I have received my copy too. Thank you.
It's packed in my bag to read on my holiday.

Newquay Wed 02-Aug-17 07:01:11

What! Have I missed a trick here? Free books? Tell me, tell me. . . .

LadyGracie Wed 02-Aug-17 13:03:23

I read it in a day, a fascinating book, I loved how it all came together.

A very clever book I think, weaving itself quite intricately around the different characters. It made me laugh a lot too, Sunshine is wonderful.

I am already on the lookout for Ruth Hogans next book.

I echo the question from Worlass how did you make it flow so beautifully?

rocketstop Thu 03-Aug-17 09:56:00

Thanks for my copy, am enjoying so far, will be back with comments post read !

obag Thu 03-Aug-17 10:00:55

Just finished July book and have received Augusts, what great timing. Am really looking forward to starting it today. Thank you so much.

welshmaiden Thu 03-Aug-17 18:38:00

thank you so much for the August read, I have just started reading it and no doubt questions will follow!

Maggiemaybe Thu 03-Aug-17 23:53:57

Oh, I think I've missed out this time. sad Newquay, check on the Books tab under the Gransnet logo around the middle of this month. There'll be details there of September's book club choice and a form to fill in if you want one of the 50 free books. There's a different book every month and you commit to writing a quick review of it or asking a question of the author if you are lucky enough to get one. Or if you are signed up for the GN emails, there'll be a link on there each month.

nonnanna Fri 04-Aug-17 07:24:25

I loved this book and couldn't put it down so read it in one sitting through the early hours of this morning. Ruth, how did you come up with the idea of writing about lost things? It reminds me of those pictorial games for children with a winding, tangled line to follow from owner to possession. It was so satisfying to see the connections. Douglas! Oh, Douglas is marvellous. Ruth, please tell me you don't have a Douglas amongst your rescue dogs.