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  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473578531
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Lost Property

The most uplifting debut of 2021

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

A story of hope, forgiveness and kindness, Lost Property reminds us to keep our loved ones (along with our bags and umbrellas) close...


One lost purse. One lost woman.
A chance encounter that changes everything.

Dot Watson has lost her way. Wracked with guilt and struggling with grief, she has tucked herself away in the London Transport Lost Property office, finding solace in the process of cataloguing misplaced things. It's not glamorous or exciting, but it's solitary - just the way Dot likes it.

That is, until elderly Mr Appleby walks through the door in search of his late wife's purse and Dot immediately feels a connection to him. Determined to help, she sets off on an extraordinary journey, one that could lead Dot to reclaim her life and find where she truly belongs...

Readers have fallen in love with Lost Property:

***** 'A beautiful book and one of my best reads this year'
***** 'An emotional journey that had me hooked'
***** 'A wonderful, uplifting debut novel'
***** 'Dot is an inspiration'
***** 'Full of sorrow, love and a light humour'
***** 'I am so pleased to have found Dot'

  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473578531
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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




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


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