Blog tour: The Museum of Ordinary People

Welcome to the blog tour for The Museum of Ordinary People by Mike Gayle!

More about the book…

Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold.

But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People.

As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heart-breaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home.

More about the author…

Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and worked as a Features Editor and agony uncle. He has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan.

Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by the Independent as 'full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'a funny, frank account of a hopeless romantic'. Since then he has written thirteen novels including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and The Man I Think I Know. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2021, Mike is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.

You can find him online at and on Twitter @mikegayle.

My impressions…

I’ve only read one other book by Mike Gayle but it was enough to know that I was in for treat. What a great storyteller. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with sentimental items and I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis. This is not a decluttering manual though. There is so much heart in it, a lot of hope and a sprinkling of human magic!

Three words to describe it. Uplifting. Heart-warming. Heart-breaking.

Do I like the cover? Yes, I like its simplicity.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I read All the Lonely People and I have no intention of stopping until I’ve read everything he’s written.


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