Lost Property

Lost Property

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

'A wonderfully rich, funny and brimming with heart book.' Beth Morrey
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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...

Title:Lost Property
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780857527295
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    Lost Property Reviews

  • Phrynne

    What a lovely, lovely book. It tells the story of Dot whose father leaves her through suicide, mother by dementia and sister by marriage. Emotionally devastated Dot gives her all to her job, working i...

  • Brenda

    Dot Watson had worked at the London Transport Lost Property office for a long time. She enjoyed the intrigue, the reuniting of special items with their owners, the cataloguing and marking everything o...

  • Andrea

    4.5★A story of love, loss and grief that is so full of warmth you won't want it to end, and a remarkable debut.Dot Watson's life has shrunk in recent years. She's working at the Lost Property office...

  • Marianne

    Lost Property is the first novel by British author, Helen Paris. When she was eight years old, Dot Watson had life all planned out: “First I’ll be a librarian, read all the books on the shelves, t...

  • Vanessa Menezes

    Twelve years ago, Dot Watson’s 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 visit...

  • Chantelle Hazelden

    Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Randomhouse/Transworld books for my ARC of this wonderful book.Lost Property is not the book I was expecting.I gained so much from reading this novel.This is a story...

  • Chen

    Dot Watson works in a Lost Property office, but while working amongst the lost items, she realises that it’s herself that’s actually lost. When a customer comes in looking for his lost bag that co...

  • Shaz Goodwin

    https://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/liter...I loved the quirkiness of this story. Dot is complex … much more than what we see on the outside. She’s lost her sparkle and has stopped engaging in life, c...

  • Sheri

    This story wasn't quite what I was expecting, from the cover or the description. I had a vague image in my mind of lost property worker Dot travelling around reuniting missing items with their owners ...

  • Helen Costello

    This was not the book I was expecting. I struggled with the writing style - The author is obviously very keen on words and their origins and unfortunately seems intent on using as many as possible all...