A Nonegarian Widow Publishes Thriller Novel at 93!
Like something out of a mystery story, a daughter-in-law finds a dusty manuscript that’s been languishing in a suitcase for three years. After convincing her aged grandmother (the colloquially named Lorna Page) that she must send it to a publisher, “A Dangerous Weakness” was published this past month-to the tune of a 310,000+ pound advance. The thriller chronicles what happens when a seemingly innocent invitation to a Swiss Lodge takes a dark turn.
Then, the plot thickens. Like a true heroine, Page used the money to buy a large five bedroom house. Page will be taking in friends from “miserable” nursing homes and allowing them to live with her. With a mysterious lack of modus operandi, Page said she ” simply wanted to help her friends enjoy the last few years of their lives in a sociable environment.”
Page has future novels planned, and intends to use all the proceeds to help house friends in nursing homes.
Although “A Dangerous Weakness” is Page’s first novel, she has always enjoyed writing. “I’ve always written,” said Page. ” I started as soon as I could hold a pencil – fairy stories, poetry, short stories, magazine articles. It seems I’ve been writing for a hundred years.” Err, something like that.
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