Sally’s third book, Broadstairs On My Mind, coming soon!
Description: When Poppy relocated from London to Margate she answered a card in the window of the Madam Popoff Vintage Emporium announcing, “Part time help required only special people need apply.” She suddenly found herself drawn into a world of wonder, magic and healing. The enigmatic, curious Madam Popoff taught her that there’s a silver thread connecting people, places, events and time. As time ticked on Poppy often asked herself, “Exactly who is Madam Popfoff? Is she simply a portly old shopkeeper with a wizened face? Gypsy? Fairy Godmother? Angel? Time Traveller? Gatekeeper?”
Poppy and Madam eventually expand the business and open another vintage emporium in neighbouring Ramsgate and eventually a Broadstairs shop too. These books are about lovely Isle of Thanet seaside towns but they could be anywhere in the world. Each book explores places of historical interest along with Poppy’s growing spiritual insight and development as a healer.
A series of short stories in each novel explore the ups and downs of life and the nature of healing, from sorrow and joy to hardship and loss. There are people who leave behind a legacy of kindness, sacrifice and courage and others who suffer from the repercussions that overindulgence and selfishness bring.
“Broadstairs on my Mind” explores the establishment of a new vintage emporium on Broadstairs High Street. The things that cross Poppy’s threshold all have a story to tell. From the awful trenches of World War 1 to the Olympic games of 1924 and the Carlton Hotel. From lighthouses, wreckers and smuggling along the Broadstairs coast to donkeys and Punch and Judy on the local holiday beaches. From the seaside convalescent homes to the tourist hotels each story helps Poppy to learn the important part that emotions play in true health and healing.
Sally’s second book: Ramsgate Calling
Description: After taking the Last Train to Margate over a year ago and working with the enigmatic Madam Popoff in her vintage emporium, Poppy’s adventures continue in this second book, Ramsgate Calling. Having grown in confidence she helps to establish another delightful vintage shop in the neighbouring seaside town of Ramsgate.
Working with Madam has taught Poppy the importance of her hands. She has learned to feel her way through life, discern stories and ownership just by touching the things that cross Madam’s threshold. Poppy continues to grow and learn the important part that emotions play in health and true healing. She continues to explore the Bach flower essences and how helpful they can be for those seeking solace, health and wellness. Above all Poppy has come to realize that there’s a silver thread connecting people, places, events and time.
A series of short stories explore some of Ramsgate’s history, the ups and downs of life, and the nature of true healing. The stories cover such topics as the evils of opium addiction, convict ships leaving for Australia, Vincent Van Gough’s brief sojourn in Ramsgate, and the wartime tunnels dug out to protect this vulnerable coastal town.
This book is about the passage of time and a lovely little seaside resort but it could be any town, anywhere in the world. It’s about life and the ups-and-downs we all experience. Stories explore sorrow and joy, hardship and loss. There are people who leave behind a legacy of kindness, sacrifice and courage. Other people suffer from the repercussions that overindulgence and selfishness bring. The forces of light and darkness are explored along with the notion that perhaps Madam Popoff is a Master from beyond this world!
Sally’s first book: Last Train to Margate
You can buy Sally’s first book, Last Train to Margate, at BookLocker or Amazon (USA & UK). It is available as an eBook from Amazon and also from your local bookstore. You can read/download two sample chapters here.
Sally grew up in the seaside town of Margate and although she currently lives in the USA she is always drawn back to her roots. She graduated from teacher training college and has worked as a teacher, artist and over the past 19 years as a health and wellness coach.
No book signing events are currently planned.