It started with a letter ... It's hard for Carol to admit her failings.
Unhappy in her marriage and with a teenage daughter who will barely converse with her, she feels trapped.
So she puts pen to paper; well, it seems less daunting than airing her thoughts aloud.
She isn't expecting anyone to read her letters, so she doesn't address them.
Instead, she marks them with a smiley face and pops them in the post box. Albert's retirement day at Royal Mail looms and he's given one final task; organise the 'lost letters' that have been piling up in a room behind the sorting machine.
Amongst the letters addressed to Santa, he arrives at one with a smiley face drawn in place of an address.
Albert opens the letter, unaware that in doing so his world would never be the same again.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 15/08/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781472101617
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