The Woman Who Kept Everything

The Woman Who Kept Everything

The Lady in the Van meets The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in this debut novel about a 79-year-old hoarder who is convinced the world is against her.

79-year-old Gloria Frensham is a hoarder. She lives amongst piles of magazines, squashed cardboard boxes, surplus carpet rolls, heaps of towels and knick-knacks littering the stairs. She hasn’t left her home for years, until a loud bang and a sudden smell of singeing sets in motion Gloria’s unwilling exodus from her home…

That day is the start of a journey that will never return Gloria back to her beloved, hoarded possessions, nor to her son’s house to live. For it is the start of her journey to discover life again – and she’s going to make some good friends and defiant decisions along the way, with just one very small suitcase in tow…

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  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3.Thank you to the publisher Avon for providing an advance reader copy via NetGalley.This is a gentle and easy read for people who love England and places where all problems ...

  • Beata

    The novel is not really about the 'woman who kept everything' but rather about an 'elderly lady who, being 79, manages to quit her habit and finds the joy of life. We meet Gloria Frensham when, after ...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!I wanted to like this book more than I actually did, but that’s not to say that I disliked it, I’m more neutral. It was okay, it has some lighthearted moments balanced out by m...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: CHAPTER 1The boiling hot water splashed over Gloria's fingers. 'Waargh!'She did a little agony dance whilst she waited for the pain to ease, blowing on her fingers. Damn. She'd need to get ou...

  • Brandice

    Meet Gloria, a 79 year old hoarder, living in her home in disrepair. The extent of her problem isn’t realized until an electrical fire starts in her kitchen and assistance is called in to help repai...

  • Louise Wilson

    Gloria Frensham is a 79 year old hoarder. She lives amongst piles of magazines, squashed cardboard boxes, surplus carpet rolls, heaps of towels and nick-knacks littering the stairs. She hasn't left ho...

  • Janet Newport

    Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books UK for this arc.I thought this was an endearing "coming out of hibernation" story -- as opposed to a coming of age story. Depression can truly be devastating. And Gl...

  • Sheri

    I really liked the concept of The Woman Who Kept Everything - its protagonist is Gloria Frensham, a seventy-nine year old hoarder, and that’s a very unusual sort of person you have as a main charact...

  • Krista

    Rating: 3 stars (Rounded down from 3.5)I fell in love with Gloria, the main character in Jane Gilley’s “The Woman Who Kept Everything”, but some of the other characters and plotline were a littl...

  • Susan Hampson

    This is a charming and sad book all rolled into one. Gloria hadn’t had the easiest starts in life, always short of this or that so when good fortune had come her way, for her and her husband, she di...