LANDLORDS CHEER AFTER
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 . org.uk