Reviews

  • If you liked <i>Harold Fry</i> and <i>Me Before You</i>, you will love Helen Cullen's nostalgic debut. <b>With its themes of love, romance and frustrated hopes, this life-affirming book will draw you in and keep you there</b>

    Independent
  • <b>Enchanting, intriguing, deeply moving. <i>The Lost Letters of William Woolf</i> concerns itself as much with lost love as it does with lost letters</b>

    Irish Times
  • <b>Helen Cullen's <i>The Lost Letters of William Woolf</i> is a lovely novel. I found myself totally transported into William's poignant and beguiling world of lost opportunities and love</b>

    A. J. Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
  • <b>A beautifully written story</b>

    Prima
  • <b>Soul-searching . . . a must-read</b>

    Stylist
  • A <b>charming</b> <b>romantic</b> caper. William Woolf, a thirty-something Englishman working in the dead letters depot of London, is the <b>latest in a tribe of unlikely heroes. Delightful</b>

    Sunday Times
  • <b>The Must-Read</b>

    Irish Tatler
  • <b>A fantastic debut about the vital importance of the written word. Watch The Lost Letters of William Woolf become a big hit</b>

    Hot Press Magazine
  • Cullen presents readers with the mundane reality of "happily ever" after and <b>how real life can undermine the greatest of romances. The novel is realistic without being grim and offers hope for change and transformation </b>

    Sunday Independent
  • Is it love or fantasy which is tormenting him? <b>An original, refreshing novel about lost love and whether the grass is greener on the other side</b>

    Daily Mail
  • <b>A strong debut.</b> <b>Cullen's greatest strength is the way she writes so movingly about how day-to-day life can chip away at a once-solid relationship until it crumbles</b>

    Belfast Telegraph
  • <b>Book of the Month. A perfect poolside read. Read if you liked Rachel Joyce, Alison Moore or Naomi Banoran</b>

    U Magazine
  • <b>Wonderfully warmhearted and quirky</b>

    Good Housekeeping
  • <b>Whimsical, wistful tale of love and longing</b>

    Mail on Sunday
  • <b>Gorgeous. Packed full of romance and longing</b>, the writing pulls you in and doesn't let go until the very last page. <b>I was so sad to finish it</b>

    Good Me Bad Me
  • <b>A novel to get lost in</b>. <b>Warm</b> and <b>funny</b> and set in a world that is both recognisable and completely the talented Helen Cullen's own

    All the Good Things
  • This debut novel <b>enchants and captivates</b>. William Woolf has what seems to be the best job in the world: he works at the Dead Letters Depot, where he dedicates his life to reuniting letters and parcels that do not have a proper address with their intended recipients. Honest yet lyrical, Cullen's characters are drawn with sympathy. <b>Lose yourself in the whimsy</b>

    Scotsman
  • A novel [about] the <b>complexities of our inner lives, and of the inner lives of others. Entertaining and enriching</b>

    The National
  • <b>A quirky, enjoyable novel about communication, relationships and love</b>

    Woman & Home
  • <b>A strong debut . . . Helen Cullen writes movingly about how day-to-day life can chip away at a solid relationship</b>

    The Herald
  • <b>Cullen effectively floods her words with music . . . surely strik[ing] chords in many of us . . . [<i>The Lost Letters of William Woolf</i>] genuinely leave[s] one wanting more </b>

    Spectator
  • <b>We're going to be talking to you for the next forty years</b>

    Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2
  • <b>Generous, surprising, full of heart, Cullen's debut leaves you flooded with warmth and gratitude for all the love letters you ever received and pure regret for all the ones you never sent</b>

    Ruth Gilligan, Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan
  • <b>A gorgeous love story about the multitude of possibilities and choices in our lives-and how by saying hello to one path, we say goodbye to another. The lost stories in the Dead Letters Depot moved me greatly. A delightful romantic and original debut </b>

    Tor Udall, author of A Thousand Paper Birds
  • <b>A love-letter to letters</b> and a <b>brilliantly written, moving homage to the power of words, </b><i>The Lost Letters of William Woolf </i>celebrates the magic of pen and paper'

    Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop
  • <i>The Lost Letters of William Woolf</i> is <b>a beautiful novel</b>, more so because at times it feels like a book out of time, capitalising on the nostalgia of a time before smartphones, emails and Google. It is a <b>remarkably refreshing read and certainly an interesting one </b>- and it's a debut work that marks <b>Helen Cullen as an author worth watching</b>

    Culturefly Review