Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted, and beautifully written novel set in Vallerosa, a European country you've never heard of before.
Find yourself in Vallerosa, a place lost in time. Vallerosa is every tourist's dream- a tiny, picturesque country surrounded by lush valleys and verdant mountains; a place sheltered from modern life and the rampant march of capitalism. But in isolation the locals have grown cranky, unfulfilled, and disaffected. In the presidential palace, hostile Americans, wise to the country's financial potential, are circling like sharks....
Can the town be fixed? Can the local bar owners be reconciled? Can an unlikely visitor be the agent of change and rejuvenation this broken idyll is crying out for?
Full of wisdom, humour, and light, The Museum of the Things Left Behind is a heartwarming fable for our times that asks us to consider what we have lost and what we have gained in modern life. A book about bureaucracy, religion, and the people who really get things done, it is above all else a hymn to the inconstancy of time and the pivotal importance of a good cup of tea.