'I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes'Enthralling and beautifully written.' The Times_________Welcome to the Museum of Broken Promises,a place of wonder, sadness ... and hope. Inside lies a treasure trove of objects - a baby's shoe, a wedding veil, a railway ticket - all revealing 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.
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.
Buchan writes of young love with a gorgeous tenderness... Enthralling and beautifully written.
Gripping... This dark story, beautifully written, is shot through with the white heat of first love.
It's a gem of a book... Beautiful, elegant.
Intricately plotted and beautifully written.
An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel.
I really loved it.
Uplifting and sad and passionate and poignant.
What a love story, and so elegantly written!
An elegant story that unfolds with a subtle and fascinating voice.
Buchan marries just enough political unrest with poignant love to satisfy historical fiction and romance fans alike.
It will linger long after you read it.
This glorious, beautifully engaging read is set to break and capture hearts.
A dark, tender and tragic exploration of love and betrayal. Simply stunning.
Achingly beautiful. A must read.