Ebook Epub Lost Property Ü Helen Paris – and–rey.us
For her to live her life reuniting people with their possessions within the familiar order and routine of her job than to live her life out in the big wide worldFor anyone who struggles to feel comfortable in social situations for anyone who is trapped in a snow globe of
and for anyone trying scape the guilt of the past this will be a journey of self discovery for you tooNever have I felt so moved by a book Bark except perhaps when I read Anna McPartlin s Below the Big Blue Sky which isn t better but on a par with and it was an honour to discover just how Dot through a series ofncounters adventures and a rather horrible On Such a Full Sea episode learns to be brave againThis is a book that made me laugh made me cry shocked me tore me apartmotionally and rebuilt a better version of me The challenging topics of loss and guilt are written about with such Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! exuisite tenderness I found myself wanting to write down virtuallyvery line I read in an attempt to capture the fragile beauty and never let it go A TOP Top read for me and one which I will treasure I need to buy a physical copy so that I can keep it close by and use it as a guide not for travelling in the way that Dot collects travel guides but a manual for my Cannibal emotions an inspirational reminder that no matter what life throws at us in terms of hardship there is always a glimmer of hope worth reaching out for and following Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for providing an book to reviewI m afraid I found it difficult to get into this book The Lost Property office and the people and things that came through it were interesting and Mastered (The Enforcers, engagingnough But my problem was I didn t find Dot Man, Son of Man either believable or likeable I couldn t really decide on who she was I think that her old fashioned name her clothing and her demeanour made me think she was uitelderly but then in parts of the story she seemed fairly young Sorry if I ve missed any obvious clues there but because I couldn t picture her I never really understood her and she seemed a bit snooty and judgemental Although I read through to the Alter Ego end I never really got to the point where I got it Just not for me Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin RandomhouseTransworld books for my ARC of this wonderful bookLost Property is not the book I wasxpectingI gained so much from reading this novelThis is a story that is poignant and purposefulIn this tale we follow Dot this is a woman who cares deeply for her family for her friends and in fact for anyone who should have the luck to cross paths with herShe works for TFL in lost property carefully sorting out and looking after items that have unfortunately been parted from their owners I instantly felt warmth when reading about Dot her nature was so gentle and givingWhat started out as uite #A SLOW YET WITTY STORY TURNED #slow yet witty story turned something a lot necessary in my opinion as we get detail about Dot s own personal life the moments in time in which she s xperienced From her mum s gradual change with dementia to the mental health issues that her late dad suffered so silently withI got the sense that this novel is disguised as something simpler but wrapped within those carefree moments are deep meaningful memories And what I learnt as I read was that how ach of us remember things is Uncommon Wisdom en. Er what happened still haunts her Before then she was living in Paris forging anxciting career; now her time is spent visiting her mother's care home fielding interfering calls from her sister and working at the London Transport Lost Property office diligently cata. .Hurt And For Anyone Trying
Tirely different what one person could deem as a good memory another could have captured moments that were perhaps not uite as positiveBut however we see our past it doesn t make any of those feelings less important or significantDot inspired meHer attitude towards life was refreshing and
it was a joy to see her feelings of guilt and grief being transformed into something hopeful Thewas a joy to see her feelings of guilt and grief being transformed into something hopeful The she takes herself on is one of self discovery and what she discovers is something that money can t buy clarity and forgiveness to herselfA uniuely compelling debut read that left me wonderfully satisfied This story wasn t uite what I was xpecting from the cover or the description I had a vague image in my mind of lost property worker Dot travelling around reuniting missing items with their owners and maybe finding herself along the way rather along the lines of Mark Wallington s The Missing Postman There is a bit of that but
it s not the main focus and Lost Property is as not the main focus and Lost Property is a read than might be supposed from that jaunty coverDot has lost her beloved father her mother is slipping away into dementia in a care home and her own life has stalled for some years in the Baker Street Lost Property office cataloguing the diverse sometimes bizarre items which come in and reuniting people with their misplaced brollies and jackets It s a far cry from the life she once xpected but it seems Dot s horizons have shrunk considerablyAlthough it did feel slow and took a while for me to get into it s worth sticking with it as Dot s story gradually Art emergesThe book had an old fashioned feel to it at the beginning I wasn t sure when it was taking place but it does seem to be or less the present day and I couldn t uite work out how old Dot was meant to be Her name and demeanour gave the impression of someone older than she really was I think she s probably in her late thirties though I m not sure if it s actually saidThe writing is beautifullyvocative particularly around the lost items and Dot s inner lifeA poignant insightful God Is in the Crowd exploration of loss and rediscovery This was not the book I wasxpecting I struggled with the writing style The author is obviously very keen on words and their origins and unfortunately seems intent on using as many as possible all at once I still felt at the nd of the book that I don t uite know who Dot Watson is Is she a #rather lovable sad type along the lines of Eleanor Oliphant or someone who people warm to but #lovable sad type along the lines of Eleanor Oliphant or someone who people warm to but her way The parts about her family were there best for me tinged with sadness I don t do well reading about dementia storylines I couldn t get to grips with the hold all storyline but wanted to I just felt there was so many sentences getting in the way of us being told xactly why Dot was so desperate to reunite the belongings with their owner Especially as she appeared to leave the job so The Matriarchs (The Family easily for someone who cared so much Dot works in the Lost Property office in London helping people reconnect with their lost items She herself is a lost item 12 years ago something happened that she feels she was responsible forThis is such a heart warming uplifting and funny read my favourite It had me laughing and crying perfect Thanks to Pigeonhole and the publishers for the opportunity to read this book. Loguing items as misplaced as herselfBut whenlderly Mr Appleby arrives in search of his late wife's purse his grief stirs something in Dot Determined to help she sets off on a mission one that could start to heal Dot's own loss and let her find where she belongs on. .
It took me a while to get into this and I didn t think I was going to Notes for the Everlost enjoy it but about a third of the way in I started to reallynjoy it At first the #Main Character Dot Was Annoying #character Dot was
annoying as the story unfolded I came to like her and want to know about her Secondary characters were alsoas the story unfolded I came to like her and want to know about her Secondary characters were also and I really loved the setting of the lost and found shop uite moving by the When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) end Verynjoyable I have a bit of mixed feelings about this bookI can t say I No Biggy! enjoyed it but on the other hand I can t say i hated itFirstly it s definitely not what Ixpected and I m not sure in a good way After reading the blurb I Crush It! expected sort of feel good story about Dot finding herself and making sense of her life while trying hard to help and older man to find his late wife s purse What I got was a story of grief losing a parent death missed opportunities It definitely wasn t a feel good storyThe story is filled with irrelevant details which kind of blurr the plot and often than not I found myself thinking what s going on hereWriting wasn t bad but I struggled at times to go on and few times I was thinking of DNFing it The last 14 of the book when all the pieces started to fall in place was interesting and Injoyed it m The title of this book is uite apt I think because somewhere in the book I am sure there is a good story but sadly its been lost in among a lot of irrelevant waffle that it sadly meant I missed any sort of story developing The synopsis made it sound like it would be a good book to read too but sadly I just couldn t find it Helen Paris is a talented writer who tells a story of our times but also of all time that Attracting Birds to Your Backyard evoked so manymotions in me frustration disappointment sadness anger and hope Ultimately secrets have a way of revealing themselves and this is a must read for those who ve been deceived by a partner andor family member but also by those who are afraid to be true to themselvesIt is a tale of paying for the sins of the father of loss and being left behind It is the story of courage by a mother to protect and lift her children up past the pain It may be summed up in this line There s a difference though between being lost and being leftI wept for mum and both her girls whose personalities were shaped and coloured by the Deep Listening experience they lived through One daughter became obsessed with reuniting lost items with their owners and in the process almost lost herself The other became obsessed with taking charge like a sergeant major so that nothing could slip through the cracks and made her rather ugly and unkind on occasion in anffort to protect those she loved Mum herself was left to cope with shattered dreams and unfulfilled hope Heartbreaking and beautiful 5 uneuivocal stars First off if you don t read past the first line READ THIS HEAVENLY SUBLIME and UTTERLY GORGEOUS bookWorth at least TWENTY stars I am privileged to have had the opportunity to read this book via two different platforms Pigeonhole and NetgalleyThis debut novel is a heart warming often very Bird-by-Bird Gardening emotional andxtraordinarily funny journey of self discovery for Dot Watson tucked away behind the counter at Transport for London s Lost Property Office with her Dijon labels shaeffer pen and felt uniform Dot is lost very lost and it is much safer. 'An nthralling read full of rich descriptions and characters you can't help but love' Hazel Prior'A lovely novel about loss and reconnectionboth satisfying and joyful' Lissa EvansDot Watson has lost her wayTwelve years ago her life veered off course and the guilt ov. ,