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Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens


Trouble is brewing . . .
From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

  • The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Rachael Johns – The Greatest Gift

Internationally best-selling author Rachael Johns will share the story of her eagerly anticipated new release, The Greatest Gift in this special in conversation event.  The Greatest Gift is the poignant, heart-warming story of a woman who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

Monday, 13 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Dorothy Johnston - The Swan Island Connection

Local writer Dorothy Johnston is the author of eleven novels, two of which have been short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. After spending thirty years in Canberra she returned to the Bellarine Peninsula where her sea-change mystery novels are set, Through A Camel's Eye and this recent release,The Swan Island Connection.

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Queenscliff Library

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Ross McMullin – Pompey Elliott at War

Join award-winning historian and biographer Ross McMullin for a presentation about his book on the wartime letters and diaries of Australia’s famous fighting general, Pompey Elliott. No one was more instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at iconic battles such as Polygon Wood and Villers-Bretonneux.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Renee d'Offay - Time to Soar

Renee d'Offay was a 19 year old apprentice hairdresser when she contracted Meningococcal disease which caused her to lose her hearing. Renee will speak about her book in which she moves chronologically from losing her hearing, her recovery, living with deafness, receiving a cochlear implant and the challenges she has overcome.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library