The Museum of Broken Promises

The Museum of Broken Promises
Genre : Fiction
Published : 2 Apr 2020 - Corvus
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