New skill for Suzanne

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Suzanne Egerton, the former proprietor of Egerton Jewellers, Murray Street, is about to have her first book published.

She was in business in town for more than 10 years, and the shop still trades under her name, but since 2004 it has been owned by Mr Callum Smith.

Suzanne is remembered by many local clubs and groups for giving talks on gemstones and jewellery. She later became established as a fitness instructor at Montrose and Brechin Sports Centres, as well as in St. Cyrus village hall. She also appeared as gormless tap-dancing librarian Dorothy in Robina Addison’s memorable production of ‘Stepping Out’ and is a former member of Montrose Rotary Club.

Suzanne currently lives in Motherwell, and is a fitness instructor. Her publisher told the Review: “Writing has been a constant in her life, but only since a move close to the artistic honeypot of Glasgow has it become The Other Job. Suzanne loves the scary presence of an audience, and has read her work at numerous events, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival.”

Published by Paddy’s Daddy Publishing, Suzanne’s book is called ‘Out Late with Friends and Regrets’.

In the book, Fiona was married far too young, to a man who controlled her every thought. His sudden death leaves a scary vacuum; she is without friends, alienated from her family, and her confidence is in shreds. But a late coming of age in her 30s proves more joyous, funny, alarming and painful than for an adolescent. With the aid of an ebullient mentor, Ellie, she grabs her second chance with both hands, renames herself Fin, and finds herself propelled along pathways she could never have foreseen.