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Sarah Dou­glas, 45, trekked 5500m m to the sum­mit of Mount Nuptse in n Nepal, to bury her mum Jenny’s ashes s where British Army ma­jor Gerry y Owens died in a tragic climb­ing ng ac­ci­dent.

Pub­lish­ing agent Jenny Brown has as been work­ing with Sarah and now w Lon­don-based El­liott & Thomp­son on have snapped up the rights to her er mem­oir.

Mum- of-two Sarah, of Arder­sier, near In­ver­ness, who told her story in last week’s Sun­day Mail, said: “When I was climb­ing the Hi­malayas, I met an­other girl on the moun­tain who was so touched to hear the story of why I was there that she sug­gested I should write a book.

“At f irst, writ­ing my story was sim­ply a per­sonal project and some­thing I could pass on to my sons but I met Jenny Brown at a creative in­dus­tries fes­ti­val and she was hugely sup­port­ive.”

Sarah’s hopes of hav­ing her book pub­lished were put on hold af­ter she was di­ag­nosed with breast cancer last year. But now she feels fit and well and is de­lighted to have se­cured a pub­lish­ing deal.

Her book, Just An­other Moun­tain, tells the story not just of her 20-year jour­ney to find­find the right place to bury her mum’s ashes, but re­counts the ups and downs of her life in­clud­ing her own di­ag­no­sis with breast cancer. Sarah, who will ap­pear as a model in this year’s Breast Cancer Care Scot­land Fashion Show, said: “I’m very ex­cited and feel mas­sively priv­i­leged that my book is go­ing to be pub­lished­pub­lished. Jen­nyBrown­said:Jen­nyBrown­said: “Sarah first pitched her book at XPO North in In­ver­ness two years ago, and the pas­sion and hon­esty with which she told her re­mark­able story made a last­ing im­pres­sion on ev­ery­one present. “I knew this was a book which de­served a wide read­er­ship.” The Breast Cancer Care Scot­land Fashion Show takes place on Oc­to­ber 25 at the Hil­ton Ho­tel Glas­gow. For tick­ets to the show, call 0345 077 1892 or email t he shows­cot land@ br e a s t c a nc e rc a r e .


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