> Skip to content
  • Published: 30 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529151312
  • Imprint: Hutchinson Heinemann
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $45.00

The Saint of Lost Things



A stunning Irish voice on a female character in her 50s for fans of Maggie O'Farrell and Anne Enright

This is in many ways a familiar story but it is told in such a fresh, entertaining, funny and moving way, it felt like I was reading something brand new' Roddy Doyle on Before My Actual Heart Breaks
'I was besotted' Red on Before My Actual Heart Breaks
I had dreams once, but never for anything as extravagant as happiness. Still, Auntie Bell and me have fresh cream cakes every Saturday. They're sweet enough to take the edge off. I hope they're enough to get me through being outed as a fraud. Turns out, I'm more my missing mother's daughter than anyone first suspected.
There was a time when Lindy Morris escaped to London and walked along the Thames in the moonlight. When life was full and exciting.

Decades later, Lindy lives back with her Auntie Bell on the edge: on the edge of Donegal and on the edge of Granda Morris's land. Granda Morris is a complicated man, a farmer who wanted sons but got two daughters: Auntie Bell and Lindy's mother, who disappeared long ago.

Now, Lindy and Bell live the smallest of lives, in a cottage filled with unfulfilled dreams. But when the secrets they have kept for thirty years emerge, everything is rewritten. Will Lindy grasp who she is again?

  • Published: 30 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529151312
  • Imprint: Hutchinson Heinemann
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $45.00

About the author

Tish Delaney

Tish Delaney was born and brought up in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. Like a lot of people of her generation, she left the sectarian violence behind by moving to England. After graduating from Manchester University, she moved to London and worked on various magazines and broadsheets as a reporter, reviewer and sub-editor. She left the Financial Times in 2014 to live in the Channel Islands to pursue her career as a writer. Before My Actual Heart Breaks, her debut novel, will be published by Hutchinson in 2020.

Also by Tish Delaney

See all

Related titles