Small Kindnesses

Small Kindnesses

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Leonard Mutch has just discovered his wife was lying to him for years - but can he bear to uncover the truth?

Leonard and Rose Mutch were happily married for forty years. But after her sudden death, Leonard is shocked to find a train ticket in her handbag to a town Rose had never visited. Then a letter arrives from a childhood friend of Rose's, hinting at a past she never told him about.

Reluctantly embarking on an investigation into the life of the woman he thought he knew as well as himself, Leonard is faced with questions that threaten to destroy his happy memories. Why did Rose secretly leave work every Tuesday? Why did she tell lies about her family? And why is their daughter so desperate for him to stop digging into the past?

As his whole life threatens to unravel, Leonard must make an impossible choice - between his memories and a truth he could never have imagined...

From the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Thing, Small Kindnesses is a gripping and ultimately life-affirming novel that explores the power of secrets and the healing qualities of love.

Small Kindnesses is by Satya Robyn (previously Fiona Robyn). Previously sold as 'The Blue Handbag'


"Robyn is the real thing. A gifted writer who understands the complexities of the human soul." Jacqui Lofthouse

"A thoughtful and moving writer who has a great sense of human emotion." Michael Kimball

"An entirely entrancing tale." Caroline Smailes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 17mm | 345g
  • Malvern, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0957158483
  • 9780957158481
  • 2,944,706

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449 ratings
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2 8% (37)
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