*Selected for Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Book Club*
‘Quirky and charming’ Guardian
For readers ofÂ The Hen Who Dreamed She Could FlyÂ andÂ The Guest CatÂ comes this passionate, bittersweet love story that will move readers old and young
Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing a single haiku, he finds himself avidly caught up in the relationship between a long-distance couple who write to each other using only beautiful poetry. He feasts on their words, vicariously living a life for which he longs. But it will only be a matter of time before his world comes crashing down around him.