A charming, beguiling modern fable of the quirks of humanity – The Museum of Things Left Behind by Seni Glaister

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The small nation of Vallerosa has always done well for itself, an almost secret haven hidden between the mountains. But an American consultant has the President concerned about growing the economy, all crops have been turned over to plant tea, and the ministers are desperate to look like they know what they’re doing. When a Royal visitor is announced things are looking up – but when Duke of Edinburgh student Lizzie appears instead everything is thrown. But could Lizzie be exactly what Vallerosa needs?

This is perhaps the perfect holiday read. After some fairly traumatic and dramatic books this charmed and pleased me so much! A loving, mocking modern fable of humanity and civilisation with brilliant characterisation and a plot that is endlessly satisfying. I so enjoyed this book!

The five books I’m taking on holiday (I can’t wait!)

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After finally getting through my epic pile of books – and a good few more along the way – I found that I was approaching my holiday with nothing to read! Oh no! Cue a trip to get hold of some exciting books to accompany my travels… here’s what I’m reading and why I’m excited!