Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

An uplifting novel of mothers and daughters, families and secrets and the astonishing power of friendship, from the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things.

Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits – staff and guests alike. But Tilly’s childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she’d ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning.

Many years later, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda goes back to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all…

‘As lovely as a burst of bright bluebells’ Sunday Express
‘Technicolour’ Daily Mail
‘A moving exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters’
Observer
‘A poignant tale of love and family’
Good Housekeeping