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Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel

On sale

7th February 2019

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781473669048

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An uplifting novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and the astonishing power of friendship, from the wildly popular bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things.

‘As lovely as a burst of bright bluebells’ Sunday Express ‘Technicolour’ Daily Mail
A moving exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters’ Observer
‘A poignant tale of love and family’ Good Housekeeping
‘Enchanting . . . divine’ Prima ‘Beautifully written – astute and funny’ Daily Express
‘This book really shines . . . laugh-out-loud funny’ Stylist

Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits. But Tilly’s childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she’d ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning.

Now an adult, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda returns to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all …

Mothers and daughters … their story can be complicated … but it can also turn out to have a happy ending.

‘A tender tale’ Woman & Home
‘Absorbing, tender and heartfelt’ Mike Gayle, author of The Man I Think I Know
‘Her best novel yet’ Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You
‘Exuberant and full of zest’ Nina Pottell


Dave Cowdry, WILDE READS
Utterly magnificent. Expect twists, tears, laughter, and wonderfully eccentric characters. The Uplit Queen has woven her magic again
Nina Pottell
Exuberant and full of zest - Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel is divine
Hannah Beckerman, journalist and author of IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU
Tender and funny and wise . . . her best novel yet
Mike Gayle, author of THE MAN I THINK I KNOW
An absorbing, tender and heartfelt story of a complicated mother and daughter relationship. Beautifully crafted from start to finish, Hogan fans (of which I am one) are in for a real treat
Ashley Hay, author of THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE
Unravelling the complexity and longevity of love, Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel pulses with heart and hope.
Annie Lyons, author of The Happiness List
You know when you're devouring a book but you have to stop yourself because you don't want it to end? That's how I feel about all of Ruth Hogan's books, but particularly this beauty. You are in for such a treat.
Claire McGlasson, author of THE RAPTURE
Ruth Hogan has done it again! It's going to fly. Funny and tender. A story of the mistakes and sacrifices we make for love.
The BookBag
A life-affirming, celebratory story, full of humour, happiness and joy . . . A strong core of hope lays beneath the murky secrets, one that celebrates the power of finding your place and belonging.
Emma's Bookish Corner
Charming, beautiful, wonderful; a read that will stay with you and make you smile.
Corey Reads blog
Honest, real and heartbreaking . . . Wonderful, eccentric, emotional but, like always, a great amount of fun.
This book really shines . . . laugh-out-loud funny.
Bookish Chat blog
This book blew me away . . . Ruth Hogan can weave a story like nobody's business, that's for sure!
Good Housekeeping
A poignant tale of love and family
With its enchanting characters, this is a divine read.
Jera's Jamboree
You're in for such a treat.
Shit Book Reviews
A captivating and beautifully written book which will have you going 'hannng on a minute' multiple times whilst filling you full of joy and happiness.
Sainsbury's magazine
Ruth Hogan is a true Brightonophile. In this, her third novel, her passion for the seaside town colours the kaleidoscopic incarnations of central storyteller Tilly.
Hogan has a reputation for eccentric characters, hints of the supernatural and the power of unexpected friendships. Here, she combines all these with a moving exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters.
Woman & Home
A tender tale
Magic Radio Book Club
As exuberant as it sounds.
Press Association
This lively novel is sprinkled with zest, wit and whimsy.
Portobello Book Blog
A beautifully written book and a moving exploration of relationships, not just between mother and daughter but also between friends. It is full of charming characters and the town of Brighton seems a vibrant character in itself. Once again, Ruth Hogan has crafted a poignant and compelling novel.
Charming and whimsical
Daily Mail
Full of Hogan's trademark technicolor characters; it's also reminiscent of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.
Daily Record
Past and present ricochet about as Tilda discovers the truth of the life Tilly led with her mother, hiding away in the hotel in a seaside community of misfits.
Sunday Express
During the dark, dreary days of winter, a new Ruth Hogan novel is as delightful as the first hints of spring. Hogan writes entirely hopeful fiction, full of warmth, humour and tenderness and even though her appealing and endearing characters are often caught in a maelstrom of difficult emotions, there is always a sense that love endures, despite all else.... As lovely as a burst of bright bluebells.
Independent (i)
Lively . . . Past and present collide as Tilda learns the truth about her old life in the titular hotel.
Take a Break!
We're huge fans of Ruth Hogan's books and we guarantee you'll fall in love with her characters.
Book Inspector blog
I am in love with Ruth Hogan's writing.
Woman's Way
Sprinkled with zest, wit and whimsy
Irish Echo
Sprinkled with zest, wit and whimsy . . . grief and loss do haunt these pages, along with love and understanding. The writing sparkles.
Daily Express
Beautifully written . . . an intricate and moving study in complex family relationships.
A novel full of warmth, humour and tenderness reveals secrets kept, love lost and irresponsible sacrifices made
Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel is a gorgeously written piece of fiction that tackles big-picture topics when it comes to family dynamics. Add on its fascinating and unique cast of characters, and it's a book that's difficult to put down.