*** The wonderful new novel from the acclaimed author ofÂ The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton ***
‘Incredibly moving and atmospheric’Â Beth O’Leary
‘Absorbing and original’Â Katie Fforde
‘Simply stunning’Â Fionnuala Kearney
‘Utterly enchanting’Â Heidi Swain
One family learning to love again.
Cate MorrisÂ and her son,Â Leo, are homeless, adrift. They’ve packed up the boxes from their London home, said goodbye to friends and colleagues, and now they are on their way to ‘Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World – to stayÂ just for the summer. Cate doesn’t want to be there, inÂ Richard‘s family home without Richard to guide her any more. And she knows for sure thatÂ Araminta, the retainer of the collection of dusty objects and stuffed animals, has taken against them. But they have nowhere else to go. They have to make the best of it.
But Richard hasn’t told Cate the truth about his family’s history. And something about the house starts to work its way under her skin.
Â Can she really walk away, once she knows the truth?
Praise for Anstey Harris
‘Glorious on so many levels’ A J Pearce
‘Full of hope and charm’Â Libby Page
‘Brilliantly and movingly written’Â Dorothy Koomson
‘Elegant and uplifting . . . I was both engrossed in and moved by this fabulous debut’Â Catherine Isaac
‘A moving, beautifullyÂ written, uplifting debut about mending broken hearts through friendship. The twists and turns make it impossible to put down’Â Sarah J. Harris
‘What a total joy!’Â Fanny Blake