Ruth Hogan describes herself as a "rapacious reader, writer, and incorrigible magpie" whose own love of small treasures and curiosities and the people around her inspired her first novel. She lives north of London.
"Hogan's first novel reveals how even discarded items have
significance and seemingly random objects, people, and places are
"From the attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth Hogan has stirred together a charming fairytale in which the people may be more lost than the things; and generosity and compassion may be the key to finding a way home. Also there are dogs. Delightful."--Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
"A beautiful story of love, loss, and the redemptive power of friendship."--Catherine Hall, author of The Proof of Love
"Hogan's writing has the soothing warmth of the cups of cocoa and tea her characters regularly dispense...old-fashioned storytelling with a sprinkling of magic."--Kirkus