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The Lost Letters of William Woolf

'A poignant and beguiling world of lost opportunities and love' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

by Helen Cullen


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'The soul searching Lost Letters of William Woolf is a must-read' Stylist

'Is it love or fantasy which is tormenting him? An original, refreshing novel about lost love and whether the grass is greener on the other side' Daily Mail


Lost letters have only one hope for survival . . .

Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries. Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names - they are all the culprits of missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills and unanswered prayers.

When William discovers letters addressed simply to 'My Great Love' his work takes on new meaning.

Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn't met yet, the missives stir William in ways he didn't know were possible. Soon he begins to wonder: Could William be her great love?

William must follow the clues in Winter's letters to solve his most important mystery yet: the human heart.


As heard on BBC Radio 2 The Steve Wright Show . . .

'Beautifully written and moving' Nina George, bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

'With love, romance and frustrated hopes, this life affirming book will draw you in and keep you there' Independent

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Penguin Books Ltd
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Helen Cullen (Author)

Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London. The Lost Letters of William Woolf is her debut novel.

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