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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527301
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

Lost Property

The most uplifting debut of 2021




Meet Dot Watson: 2021's unforgettable heroine of this poignant, funny and heart-warming debut novel

'An enthralling read, full of rich descriptions and characters you can't help but love.' Hazel Prior

'A lovely novel about loss and reconnection...both satisfying and joyful' Lissa Evans
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Dot Watson has lost her way.

Twelve years ago her life veered off course, and the guilt over what happened still haunts her. Before then she was living in Paris, forging an exciting career; now her time is spent visiting her mother's care home, fielding interfering calls from her sister and working at the London Transport Lost Property office, diligently cataloguing items as misplaced as herself.

But when elderly Mr Appleby arrives in search of his late wife's purse, his grief stirs something in Dot. Determined to help, she sets off on a mission - one that could start to heal Dot's own loss and let her find where she belongs once more...

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527301
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for Lost Property

An enthralling read, full of rich descriptions and characters you can't help but love

Hazel Prior, bestselling author of Away with the Penguins

A lovely novel about loss and reconnection...both satisfying and joyful

Lissa Evans

A wonderfully rich, funny book. Shades of Eleanor Oliphant and Dear Mrs Bird, but also entirely its own. Dot is a treasure waiting to be found

Beth Morrey

Emotionally rich and character-led, Lost Property is a sharply funny, wise and warming story

Anne Cater, The Daily Express

Funny and heart-warming

That's Life

You'll take Dot to your heart as her emotionally complex story unfolds

Heat

Uplifting

Bella

A book full of compassion and human frailty

Woman's Weekly

A heart-warming novel about loss and reconnection

Peterborough Telegraph

A beautifully written book ... a truly uplifting read

NB Magazine

Filled with beautiful prose, this is a life-affirming novel

My Weekly

Gentle and warm

Magic Book Club

A deeply moving and richly detailed story that genuinely tugs at the heartstrings

CultureFly