Jonathan Lee is a nationally shortlisted author from Yorkshire. From age 9, he has been serious about writing and self-published a magazine which sold more than 500 copies! More recent achievements of Jonathan’s include a number of short stories, journals, his first novel The Radio (shortlisted for The Novel Prize 2012) and lastly his most recent book, The Page.
“Following a tragic car accident, Michael Sewell is alone for the first time. The loss of his wife, Margaret after thirty years of marriage has left a hole far greater than Michael could have imagined.
Persuaded to go on holiday, by his daughter Jane, a page blown from a book crosses the pool and sticks to his chest. The words from the page resonate with Michael, describing in detail the exact events leading up to the accident.
Now, Michael must delve into his past and face his future, taking him and his family on a horrifying and tragic journey toward the truth.”
In Jonathan’s words, The Page is dark, twisting and simple. The inspiration for the book came from a somewhat similar event happening to Jonathan… whilst holidaying in America, a book was stripped by the wind and a page stuck to him! The love story Jonathan found on this page got him thinking about what would have happened if it had described something personal. Michael’s dark secrets developed from there.
As we would expect from many authors, Jonathan loves stories! He describes his writing as “fluid, addictive and easy to read”, which is quite important for an avid storyteller. Jonathan wants to put across his story in the most accessible way he can, and hopes that everyone can enjoy reading it.
This is what Kathryn Hughes, author of The Letter had to say about The Page…
“I was drawn to this book by the intriguing premise and it did not disappoint. The writing is first-class and although the author plays a dangerous game is making his protagonist so objectionable, I think he pulls it off. The story moves along at a swift pace and is not bogged down with unnecessary and over-written prose.”