Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel
By Ruth Hogan
Ruth Hogan's new novel for 2019. A story of mothers and daughters and secrets and friendship from the Queen of Up-Lit and bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things.
'Absorbing, tender and heartfelt' Mike Gayle, author of The Man I Think I Know
'Hogan's best novel yet' Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You
'Exuberant and full of zest' Nina Pottell
'Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel pulses with heart and hope' Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons
'You are in for such a treat' Annie Lyons, author of The Happiness List
'A life-affirming, celebratory story, full of humour, happiness and joy' The BookBag
The new novel from Ruth Hogan, the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes - an uplifting novel of mothers and daughters, families and secrets and the astonishing power of friendship.
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 - staff and guests alike. 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.
Many years later, 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 goes back 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.
Ruth Hogan is the author of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes. A #1 word-of-mouth hit and Sunday Times bestseller with more than 800,000 copies sold, The Keeper of Lost Things was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a WHSmith Travel 'Fresh Talent' selection and is currently being published in over 30 countries around the world. Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel is her third novel. She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.
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07 Feb 2019
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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 — Mike Gayle, author of THE MAN I THINK I KNOW
Tender and funny and wise . . . her best novel yet — Hannah Beckerman, journalist and author of IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU
Exuberant and full of zest - Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel is divine — Nina Pottell
Unravelling the complexity and longevity of love, Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel pulses with heart and hope. — Ashley Hay, author of THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE
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. — Claire McGlasson, author of THE RAPTURE
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. — Annie Lyons, author of The Happiness List
Utterly magnificent. Expect twists, tears, laughter, and wonderfully eccentric characters. The Uplit Queen has woven her magic again — Dave Cowdry, WILDE READS
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. — The BookBag