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.
"A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past." - David Nicholls
"Enthralling and beautifully written." - The Times
"Gripping... This dark story, beautifully written, is shot through with the white heat of first love." - Daily Mail
"It's a gem of a book... Beautiful, elegant." - Marian Keyes
"An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel. I really loved it." - Laura Barnett