Authors

Beth Morrey

Beth Morrey was inspired to write her debut novel, Saving Missy, while pushing a pram around her local park during maternity leave. Getting to know the community of dog owners, joggers, neighbours and families, she began to sow the seeds of a novel about a woman saved by the people around her, strangers who became friends.

Previously Creative Director at RDF Television, Beth now writes full time. She was previously shortlisted for the Grazia-Orange First Chapter award, and had her work published in the Cambridge and Oxford May Anthologies while at university.

Beth lives in London with her husband, two sons and a dog named Polly.



 

Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting … I loved it

Nina Stibbe

Here is a love story of the most important kind: that of coming to love oneself through accepting and returning the love of others. . . . I truly enjoyed reading this story of a big-hearted but embittered woman who turns her life around.

Elizabeth Berg
author of Night of Miracles

Moving but not sentimental (just as Missy would like it), this is a deeply satisfying read. Missy is a fantastically real character, as complex, frustrating, vulnerable and surprising as any I’ve met in print. I miss her already.

Eleanor Wasserberg
author of Foxlowe

For everyone with an Eleanor Oliphant-shaped hole in their heart, this is the book to fill it. Gorgeous characters, heartfelt storytelling and the sort of book that lifts your heart.

Eithne Shortall
author of Grace After Henry