South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2019

Search for your favourite author or book


 
For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the South African Department of Health's website at www.sacoronavirus.co.za
 

The Museum of Broken Promises

ISBN 
9781786495303
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R360.00
Published 
October 2019
About the book: 
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.
Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

The brand-new standalone novel from the Number One bestselling author of  Me Before You,...
Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he’s smarter than his friend...
Toe die legendariese Suiker Britz homself in 2018 om die lewe gebring het, het die einde van...
Jack Sheppard - a transgender carpenter's apprentice - has fled his master's house to...