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The Museum of Broken Promises

Elizabeth Buchan



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04 August 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Romance
Welcome to The Museum of Broken Promises, a place of wonder and sadness. And hope.

Inside lies a treasure trove of objects - a baby's shoe, a wedding veil, a railway ticket - all revealing real moments of loss and betrayal. It is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past. The owner, Laure, is also one of those people.

As a young woman in the 1980s Laure fled to Prague, where her life changed forever. Now, years later, she must confront the origins of her heart-breaking exhibition: a love affair with a dissident musician, a secret life behind the iron curtain, and a broken promise that she will never forget.
By:   Elizabeth Buchan
Imprint:   Corvus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781786495310
ISBN 10:   1786495317
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   04 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elizabeth Buchan was a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full time. Her novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily, international bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The New Mrs Clifton. She reviews for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes. She was a judge for the Whitbread First Novel Award and for the 2014 Costa Novel Award.

Reviews for The Museum of Broken Promises

Passion, betrayal and a mysterious marionette show combine to enthralling effect in this darkly compelling love story. * Daily Mail (Scotland) * Achingly beautiful. A must read. * Frost Magazine * A dark, tender and tragic exploration of love and betrayal. Simply stunning. * Elizabeth Fremantle * This glorious, beautifully engaging read is set to break and capture hearts. * LoveReading * It will linger long after you read it. * Historia * Buchan marries just enough political unrest with poignant love to satisfy historical fiction and romance fans alike. * i * An elegant story that unfolds with a subtle and fascinating voice. * Anstey Harris * What a love story, and so elegantly written! * Carol Drinkwater * Uplifting and sad and passionate and poignant. * Tammy Cohen * An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel. I really loved it. * Laura Barnett * Intricately plotted and beautifully written. * Katie Fforde * It's a gem of a book... Beautiful, elegant. * Marian Keyes * A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past. * David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow * Gripping... This dark story, beautifully written, is shot through with the white heat of first love. * Daily Mail * Buchan writes of young love with a gorgeous tenderness... Enthralling and beautifully written. * The Times *

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