The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes — Ruth Hogan

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes -- Ruth HoganHaving totally enjoyed The Keeper of Lost Things, i just had to give this a read.

Mostly a book that deals with death, and how different people deal with death in its many guises.   I know, it sounds a bit morbid and miserable, but Ruth manages to pull this off without it being so.

As with The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth creates a wonderful cast of characters that we can believe in and feel for.   People who have been hit by tragedy and grief and have to learn to live on with it.   And Ruth does this with a wonderful compassion mixed in with just the perfect touch of humour to keep the story flowing along nicely while set mostly between a Victorian grave yard and a lido.

10/10 for taking a topic that most writers would shy away from and making it into a really enjoyable, thoughtful read, with quite a few titbits of genuine wisdom thrown in.

I really enjoy Ruth’s writing, and you’ll definitely find me reading Ruth’s next book, Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, at some future date.

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