Sarah Pearse, represented by the Andrew Nurnberg Agency

I’m Sarah, an author living by the sea in Devon. My debut novel, THE SANATORIUM will be published by Transworld in December 2020 and by Pamela Dorman Books in the US. I'll be sharing all of my news here about my book and lots more besides...

“Stiffly he knelt beside her, watching himself kneel, take her hand, kiss her hand and put it to his face. There  was no doubt in either soul or body that she was dead. Dead. Gone. Happened. Lost. Over.”

Quote from ‘Old Filth’ by Jane Gardam

“All these years she had lived in isolation within herself and, strangely, from herself, never wanting or daring to look back. In the stone-floored echoing hall with the heavy low beams, her problems with Edward were already present in those first few seconds, in their first exchange of looks.”

Quote from ‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ian McEwan

“He had to stop his body being swept away, by wind, by time, by continental drift, by shooting stars, by shame.”

Quote from ‘Being Dead’ by Jim Crace