The Museum of Things Left Behind

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Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted and beautifully written novel, set in Vallerosa, a European country you’ve never heard of before.

FIND YOURSELF IN VALLEROSA, A PLACE LOST IN TIME

Vallerosa is every tourist’s dream – a tiny, picturesque country surrounded by lush valleys and verdant mountains; a place sheltered from modern life and the rampant march of capitalism. But in isolation, the locals have grown cranky, unfulfilled and disaffected. In the Presidential Palace hostile Americans, wise to the country’s financial potential, are circling like sharks …

Can the town be fixed? Can the local bar owners be reconciled? Can an unlikely visitor be the agent of change and rejuvenation this broken idyll is crying out for?

Full of wisdom, humour and light, THE MUSEUM OF THINGS LEFT BEHIND is a heart-warming fable for our times that asks us to consider what we have lost and what we have gained in modern life. A book about bureaucracy, religion and the people that really get things done, it is above all else a hymn to the inconstancy of time and the pivotal importance of a good cup of tea.

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A tour de force of endless invention; a hilarious, enchanting, surprisingly relevant tale which will make you see the world as if freshly minted.

Welcome to Vallerosa, a European country you’ve never heard of before. Reminiscent of Italo Calvino and Jonas Jonasson’s fantastical fables, and Wes Anderson’s magical kingdoms, The Museum of Things Left Behind follows a young English girl, who is mistaken for royalty. Allowed access to every corner of Vallerosan society, her interactions with its people begin to heal a dysfunctional nation.

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'Sunny, charming, and as playful as Stella Gibbons or EF Benson, The Museum of Things Left Behind took me on holiday to the tiny imaginary country of Vallerosa, and returned me with the wonderful feeling of having spent time with an uplifting friend.' Laline Paull, author of The Bees

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