Fiction Book Reviews

Women’s Fiction | The Lost Letters of William Woolf | Helen Cullen

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I’m delighted to be taking part in the tour celebrating the paperback publication for The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen.

In July last year I said:

The Lost Letters of William Woolf is about the complexity of relationships.  It reminds us not to drop the things that are important to us, the things that make us whole.  That we need creativity just as much as we do logic/reasoning in our lives.  An intriguing and enchanting debut novel.  One not to be missed.

Today I have a giveaway. One lucky UK reader is in for a treat. Don’t miss it!

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen, paperback book cover

William Woolf is a letter detective at the Dead Letters Depot in East London, spending his days reuniting lost mail with its intended recipient.

But when he discovers a series of letters addressed simply to ‘My Great Love’ everything changes . . .

Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn’t met yet, her heartfelt words stir William in ways he has long forgotten.

Could they be destined for him? And what would that mean for his own troubled marriage?

William must follow the clues in the letters to solve his most important mystery yet: his own heart. 

The Lost Letters of William Woolf is published by Penguin and is available in digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats.

Helen Cullen author photo

Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London.

She worked at RTE (Ireland’s national broadcaster) for seven years before moving to London in 2010. In the UK, Helen established a career as an events and engagement specialist before joining the Google UK marketing team in 2015.

Her debut novel, ‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf’ was published in 2018.

The first draft of this novel was written while completing the Guardian/UEA novel writing programme under the mentorship of Michèle Roberts. Helen holds an M.A. Theatre Studies from UCD and is currently completing an M.A. English Literature at Brunel University.

Helen is now writing full-time and working on her second novel.

Connect with Helen Cullen


Twitter @wordsofhelen



Helen Cullen was shortlisted last year for Newcomer of the Year in the Irish Book Awards.


This giveaway is for a paperback copy of The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen. The paperback will be sent from the publisher. Open to UK residents. Please read the terms and conditions on the Rafflecopter below.

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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