In February 2022, One More Chapter, at Harper Collins published my debut novel, The Keeper of Stories.
I am delighted to say that it is now a Sunday Times Bestseller. I am currently working on a new novel which will be published by Harper Fiction in Autumn 2023.
There are more details below about my book, including some book club questions.
“She can’t recall what started her collection. Maybe it was a fragment of conversation overheard as she cleaned a sink?”
“Before long (as she dusted a sitting room or defrosted a fridge) she noticed people were telling her their stories. Perhaps they always had done, but now it is different, now the stories are reaching out to her…”
Reaction from other authors
‘I absolutely loved it! So different, clever, funny and charming’ Sunday Times bestseller, Katie Fforde
‘This many-layered story is funny, wise, moving and full of lovely moments. The characters are endearing and unforgettable … and I really wish I could meet Decius the fox terrier! A hugely enjoyable read’ Hazel Prior
‘The Keeper of Stories is absolutely spellbinding. Each individual story is perfectly crafted, giving a warm-hearted, thoughtful, funny and yet deeply poignant result. I was rooting for Janice all the way, and for all the others too. Can’t wait to see what comes next from the inspired pen/keyboard of Sally Page!’ Celia Anderson
‘Sally Page’s debut novel The Keeper of Stories is a treasure of a book. Beautiful, emotional and heartfelt with a cornucopia of characters you’ll love spending time with.’ Phaedra Patrick
‘The voice is perfect and the writing exquisite. If Janice doesn’t capture your heart, I fear for your heart.’ Nicola Gill
Book Club Questions
Everyone has a story to tell is one of the main themes of the book. Do you believe this? And what would your story be?
Were there any stories in the book that particularly stayed with you, and why do you think that was?
It still amazes her how much he swears. For a fox terrier. What do you think Decius’s role is in the book?
I figured out long ago, if I listen to the few people who shout at me, I am making them more important than they are. Do you think Euan is right to listen to the quiet voices?
What do you think it was that drew Mrs B and Janice together?
- SPOILER She would rather sleep under a hedge than stay another moment with this man. Why do you think it took so long for Janice to leave Mike? Should she have gone sooner?
For industry enquires about Sally Page, please contact her agent. Tanera Simons @ Darley Anderson. www.darleyanderson.com