Monday, March 26, 2018


Damian Dibben is the creator of the internationally acclaimed children's book series the History Keepers, translated into 26 languages in over 40 countries. Previously, he worked as a screenwriter, and actor, on projects as diverse as The Phantom of the Opera and Puss in Boots and Young Indiana Jones. He lives, facing St Paul's Cathedral, on London's Southbank with his partner Ali and dog Dudley.

Dibben applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Tomorrow, and reported the following:
From page 69:
.. my companion'll not eat, nor fish, but has a passion for beans, fagioli, in whatever style suits your kitchen..
I love the idea of the page 69 test. I have never heard of it before.

On page 69 of Tomorrow, our hero and his master (their actual names are not revealed until near the end) dine together in Venice on what will be - though they don't know it yet - their last night together for more than a century, or perhaps ever. Only the reader is aware of this, so the scene has particular poignancy. Our narrator is a dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe - and through the centuries - in search of the man, his master, who granted him immortality. He befriends both humans and animals, but whereas, in a line from the book, "a person who keeps dogs, will lose many in their lifetimes, (he) was a dog who lost people."

But if he can find his true master, if they can be re-united once again, as they were at dinner in Venice, our hero would find his home once more.
Visit Damian Dibben's website.

My Book, The Movie: Tomorrow.

--Marshal Zeringue