#Blogtour #Review: The Lost Letters of William Woolf @wordsofhelen @MichaelJBooks @BTUkatie @PenguinRHUK #LostLetters #TheLostLettersOfWilliamWoolf
Release date - 12th July 2018
Book length - 331 pages
Publisher - Michael Joseph (Penguin)
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Katie from Michael Joseph Books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF by Helen Cullen is the reason readers read. Beautifully descriptive with engaging characters and a narrative that captures a reader's heart and soul, this story moved me in ways that I had long forgotten were possible by mere words.
In East London, William Woolf has long since lost his inspiration and bravery in writing his own words and now works to reconnect those whose letters have been lost in the cosmos for many different reasons. William takes pride in his solving mysteries abilities but lately, even that is waning, along with his marriage to Clare, the woman he always felt was his soulmate. Unsatisfied and afraid to face what is happening in his life, William soon becomes obsessed with the letters written by a mystery woman named Winter which is dedicated to her 'Great Love' which she believes is out there waiting for her. As he yearns to know more about this woman whose words touch a chord in his soul, his own marriage reaches a breaking point. But what path will William choose?
I completely fell under this books spell and cannot stress enough how exquisite the writing is in this story - you really have to read it to feel the masterful ebb and flow of words that Helen Cullen effortlessly employs. William, a sensitive soul, found an eternal place in my heart as we journeyed together to find the type of love that truly makes one happy and self-fulfilled. Clare was less likeable but relatable and as we learn more about who she is and where she came from, we recognise her coldness for the defence mechanisms that they are.
The plot is fresh and unique and I loved the Dead Letters Depot (if such a place really exists please sign me up!) and some of the letters brought a tear to my eye.
Saying I love THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF by Helen Cullen is an understatement. It is everything a thought-provoking, emotional, and heartfelt book should be and I am a fan of Helen Cullen for life after reading it, so don't waste any time and buy this book now!
Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London. She worked at RTE (Ireland’s national broadcaster) for seven years before moving to London in 2010. In the UK, Helen established a career as an events and engagement specialist before joining the Google UK marketing team in 2015.
The first draft of her debut novel THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF was written while completing the Guardian/UEA novel writing programme under the mentorship of Michèle Roberts. Helen holds an M.A. Theatre Studies from UCD and is currently completing an M.A. English Literature at Brunel University.
‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf’ will be published in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Greece and Israel.
Helen is now writing full-time and working on her second novel.
For more information:
Website - helencullen.ie
Twitter - twitter.com/wordsofhelen
Facebook - www.facebook.com/wordsofhelen
Instagram - www.instagram.com/wordsofhelen/
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