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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472291820

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 27th October 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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Dear Lost for Words,

We are trying to stay at home . . . I am enclosing a cheque and I hope that you will use it to send us some books. Please choose books that we might think are wonderful


Loveday Cardew’s beloved Lost for Words bookshop, along with the rest of York, has fallen quiet. At the very time when people most need books to widen their horizons, or escape from their fears, or enhance their lives, the doors are closed. Then the first letter comes.

Rosemary and George have been married for fifty years. Now their time is running out. They have decided to set out on their last journey together, without ever leaving the bench at the bottom of their garden in Whitby. All they need is someone who shares their love of books.

Suddenly it’s clear to Loveday that she and her team can do something useful in a crisis. They can recommend books to help with the situations their customers find themselves in: fear, boredom, loneliness, the desire for laughter and escape.

And so it begins.

Readers love Stephanie Butland’s writing:

Captured my heart from the very first page’ Julie Cohen
Beautifully written and atmosphericTracy Rees
Quirky, clever and unputdownableKatie Fforde


5 ***** ‘Standalone brilliant . . . A book to make bookworms of us all’ Real reader review

5 ***** ‘Pulled my heart strings many times’ Real reader review

5 ***** ‘Had me laughing out loud . . . and sobbing at the end. Will stay with me a long time’ Real reader review

The heartwarming, uplifting and utterly gorgeous return to the Lost for Words bookshop will make you laugh, make you cry, and remind you that books can change your life . . .

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