The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes
The new novel from the author of The Keeper of Lost Things
By Ruth Hogan
From the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan, comes another irresistible novel of unexpected friendships, second chances ... and dark secrets.
Loved Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things? Keep on reading...
Masha's life has stopped. Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the town's lido, where she seeks refuge underwater - safe from the noise and the pain.
But a chance encounter with two extraordinary women - the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl-turned-magician's wife-turned-seventy-something-roller-disco-fanatic, and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice - opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, the past comes roaring back ...
Like her bestselling debut, The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan's second novel introduces a cast of wonderful characters, both ordinary and charmingly eccentric, who guide us through a moving exploration of the simple human connections that make life worth living.
'A book to really love' Stylist
Praise for The Keeper of Lost Things, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick 2017
Winner of the Richard & Judy Readers' Award 2017
'A gem' Huffington Post
'Exquisite' The Lady
'Delightful' Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Ruth Hogan is the author of The Keeper of Lost Things, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a WHSmith Travel 'Fresh Talent' selection. A #1 word-of-mouth hit and Sunday Times Bestseller with more than half a million copies sold, the book is currently being published in 30 countries around the world.
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Ruth's second novel, will be published by Two Roads in May 2018.
She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.
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03 May 2018
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From the author of breakout hit, The Keeper Of Lost Things, this is a book to really love. Exploring the aftermath of grief and the ways people carry on (with humour, with solace, with lidos ...) Hogan writes welcoming prose that makes reading a joy — Stylist
Thorny issues are explored with a sensitive humour that takes nothing away from what people are feeling — BookBag