Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780008612870 Category:

The Book of Beginnings

Sally Page

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780008612870 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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From the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Keeper of Stories, comes an utterly beautiful and charming novel full of mystery and secrets waiting to be uncovered…

‘Filled with compassion and insight . . . a true ode to friendship’ HAZEL PRIOR

‘Masterful storytelling’ CELIA ANDERSON

‘A powerful ode to friendship’

Her new chapter starts now…

Jo Sorsby is hiding from her past when she agrees to run her uncle’s beloved stationery shop. Glimpsing the lives of her customers between the warm wooden shelves, as they scribble little notes and browse colourful notebooks, distracts her from her bruised heart.

When she meets Ruth, a vicar running from a secret, and Malcolm, a septuagenarian still finding himself, she suddenly realizes she isn’t alone.

They each have a story that can transform Jo’s life… if only she can let them in.

The perfect gift for book lovers, The Keeper of Stories meets The Lost Bookshop in this gorgeous novel about secrets, second chances and finding friendship in the most unlikely places.

Netgalley reviewers LOVE The Book of Beginnings!
‘Another extraordinary read by the author of The Keeper of Stories’

‘What a gem of a book!’

‘Everything about the story moved me’

‘I am in awe of Sally Page’s writing’

‘So refreshingly original’

‘You just have to read it’

‘A read cover-to-cover-in-one-sitting book that gives all the feels’

‘Wonderful, just wonderful’

Publisher Review

Praise for The Keeper of Stories '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

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