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The Keeper of Stories: NEW for 2022, the most charming and uplifting novel you will read this year! Kindle Edition
‘I absolutely loved it! So different, clever, funny and charming’ Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde
‘Funny, wise, moving and full of lovely moments…The characters are endearing and unforgettable’ Hazel Prior, author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Pick Away with the Penguins
‘Janice is a wonderful woman whose authenticity pulls you along…the breadth and originality of supporting characters makes this debut an immersive delight’ Dorset Magazine
‘Absolutely spellbinding…a warm-hearted, thoughtful, funny and yet deeply poignant’ Celia Anderson, author of 59 Memory Lane
‘A treasure of a book. Beautiful, emotional and heartfelt with a cornucopia of characters you’ll love spending time with’ Phaedra Patrick, author of The Library of Lost and Found
She can’t recall what started her collection. Maybe it was in 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 and she gathers them to her…
When Janice starts cleaning for Mrs B – a shrewd and tricksy woman in her nineties – she meets someone who wants to hear her story. But Janice is clear: she is the keeper of stories, she doesn’t have a story to tell. At least, not one she can share.
Mrs B is no fool and knows there is more to Janice than meets the eye. What is she hiding? After all, doesn’t everyone have a story to tell?
Readers are loving Sally Page:
‘Oh my giddy aunt what an amazing book…absolutely adored it from start to finish’ Jeannie
‘Not what I was expecting at all…loved the way it ended’ Julie
‘An absolutely wonderful, unputdownable book full of delightful characters’ Sue
‘What a wonderful idea for a book…A joy to read’ Angela
‘Beautiful story…I loved every minute of reading it!’ Rubie
‘I felt every emotion reading this, and Janice was delightful – I was rooting for her the whole time’ Kate
‘An engaging debut featuring an unexpectedly heartbreaking story’ Sarah
‘Wow, what a fantastic book that kept me rooting for the main character, Janice…The book has so many interesting characters, each with their own story and I loved it’
‘An interesting, enjoyable and quite engaging story…anyone who is fascinated in people's lives will love this book and be completely engrossed from start to finish’
‘A lovely, delightful book filled with rich, wonderful characters, and an intriguing plot’--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
After studying history at university, Sally moved to London to work in advertising. In her spare time she studied floristry at night school and eventually opened her own flower shop. Sally came to appreciate that flower shops offer a unique window into people’s stories and she began to photograph and write about this floral life in a series of non-fiction books. Later, Sally continued her interest in writing when she founded her fountain pen company, Plooms.co.uk.
In her debut novel, The Keeper of Stories, Sally combines her love of history and writing with her abiding interest in the stories people have to tell. Sally now lives in Dorset. Her eldest daughter, Alex, is studying to be a doctor and her youngest daughter is the author, Libby Page.
- ASIN : B08NCBM2ZF
- Publisher : One More Chapter (28 Feb. 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 2637 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 326 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 6 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really loved the location, the characters and the plot.
I felt as though I was being carried along to every house the main character visited, the description was so thorough. The dog she walked sounded absolutely adorable too.
I kind of felt sorry for the main character being married to such a selfish awful man, but she triumphed in the end.
Very very lovely style of writing.
I enjoyed reading this book although I struggled with the plot.i have had a lot on my mind, so the problem may not be the plot of the novel, it may just be me. Although, I think I were to read it again I would enjoy it a little more and perhaps garner more from the story.
One thing I must say is that the characters are real and vivid, and the old woman reminded me of the manipulative old woman in '' Away irh the Penfuins''. I am rating this book 3 out of 5 stars, although I would not be surprised if a reread would result in a higher rating.