General Fiction
Recently Viewed
Pay by...

Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, PayPal

The Museum of Broken Promises - Elizabeth Buchan

The Museum of Broken Promises - Elizabeth Buchan
  Zoom

Title: The Museum of Broken Promises

Author:  Elizabeth Buchan

ISBN:  9781786495280

Weight:  951g

Signed first edition, first printing

Availability:  

  

Sorry, sold out

Our price:  £14.99

The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

The stunning new novel from bestselling Elizabeth Buchan.  The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love story and heart-breaking journey in to a long-buried past.

Paris, today.  The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss.  Every object in the museum has been donated – a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby’s shoe.  And each represent a moment of grief or terrible betrayal.  The museum is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past and, sometimes, to lay them to rest.  Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display.

Prague, 1985.  Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague.  But life behind the Iron Curtain is a complex thing: drab and grey yet charged with danger.  Laure cannot begin to comprehend the dark, political currents that run beneath the surface of this communist city.  Until, that is, she meets a young dissident musician.  Her love for him will have terrible and unforeseen consequences.

It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.

Peer & Press Reviews

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, author of The Break

Gripping…  This dark story, beautifully written, is shot through with the white heat of first love.

Daily Mail

I’ve long considered Elizabeth Buchan to be one of our greatest living novelists, and this brilliant novel confirms it.  A masterly writer at the very top of her game.

Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Museum of Broken Promises
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Corvus
Publication date
ISBN 13 9781786495280
ISBN 10 1786495287
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 406
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 38mm
Image and Design Credits
Design Lisa Horton
Jacket background Shutterstock (paper texture)

Other books you may like…
Clock Dance - Anne Tyler
Clock Dance - Anne Tyler

Signed edition£18.99

Grace and Mary - Melvyn Bragg
Grace and Mary - Melvyn Bragg

Signed & dated£18.99

The Beekeeper’s Daughter - Santa Montefiore
The Beekeeper’s Daughter - Santa Montefiore

Signed edition£12.99

The Chemistry of Tears - Peter Carey
The Chemistry of Tears - Peter Carey

Signed edition£19.99

The House by the Loch - Kirsty Wark
The House by the Loch - Kirsty Wark

Signed edition£16.99

The Lost Letters of William Woolf - Helen Cullen
The Lost Letters of William Woolf - Helen Cullen

Signed, lined & dated£28.50

Modern Signed Editions Ltd