The Thief of Broken Toys
British Fantasy Society Award Finalist (2011)
When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy’s memories reside. Thinking that his life is all but over, he takes to wandering the cliffs, carrying broken things that he always promised his son he would fix, but never did. They’re a sign of his failure, and they keep little Toby close. But then he meets the thief of broken toys, and everything begins to change.
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Review: The Thief of Broken ToysUser Review - Brian Taylor - Goodreads
Mr. Lebbon tackles how one man deals with the loss of a child in this modern day adult fairy tale. Reminiscent of fanciful and lyrical works by Hans Christian Andersen and Neil Gaiman, The Thief of ... Read full review
Review: The Thief of Broken ToysUser Review - Nicholas Kaufmann - Goodreads
I was loving this spooky, haunting novella right up until the end. It was beautiful, lyrical, and melancholy, but also about hope and remembrance and moving past your grief. Lebbon skillfully ... Read full review