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The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

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The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

In a humorous, charmingly wise novel perfect for fans of Fredrik Backman and TJ Klune, the forced retirement of a shy, closeted postman in northern England creates the opportunity for him to track down his lost love, embrace his true self, connect with his community, and finally experience his life’s great adventure.

Every day, Albert Entwistle makes his way through the streets of his small English town, delivering letters and parcels and returning greetings with a quick wave and a “how do?” Everyone on his route knows Albert, or thinks they do --- a man of quiet routines, content to live alone with his cat, Gracie.
Three months before his 65th birthday, Albert receives a letter from the Royal Mail thanking him for decades of service and stating that he is being forced into retirement. At once, Albert’s simple life unravels. Without the work that fills his days, what will he do? He has no friends, family or hobbies --- just a past he never speaks of, and a lost love that fills him with regret. And so, rather than continue his lonely existence, Albert forms a brave plan to start truly living, to be honest about who he is...and to find George, the man with whom he spent one perfect spring and summer long ago.
One painful yet exhilarating step at a time, Albert begins searching for George and revealing his story to those around him. As he does, something extraordinary happens. Albert finds unlikely allies, new friends, and the courage to help others --- even as he seeks the happiness he’s always denied himself.
Beautifully written, funny and wise, THE SECRET LIFE OF ALBERT ENTWISTLE is a book to fall in love with and to be inspired by, one that proves it is never too late to live, to hope and to love.

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle
by Matt Cain

  • Publication Date: May 31, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
  • ISBN-10: 149673775X
  • ISBN-13: 9781496737755