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Katherine Barnes - The Sabotage Diaries


Katherine Barnes is a prize-winning author whose book The Sabotage Diaries presents a first-person narrative reconstructed from the diaries, reports and letters of her father-in-law Cecil Edward (‘Tom’) Barnes. Tom was parachuted behind enemy lines in Greece in 1942 with a small, hand-picked band of Allied soldiers to carry out a secret mission for the Special Operations Executive. Tom, a civil engineer, led the demolition party that sabotaged the Gorgopotamos Railway Viaduct, thus blocking Rommel’s supply lines—an event still celebrated annually in Greece.

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Author Encounters Author Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas - Murder on Easey Street

In 1977, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett were savagely murdered in their house on Easey Street, Collingwood – stabbed multiple times while Suzanne’s baby slept. The case became one of Melbourne’s most infamous unsolved crimes. ABC journalist Helen Thomas was a cub reporter at The Age when the murders were committed, and forty years on, she has chased down new leads into bohemia and the gritty underworld to examine the truth in one of Melbourne’s most infamous suburbs.

Monday, 4 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

Katherine Collette - The Helpline

The Helpline is a sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy from a hilarious new Australian writer, Katherine Collette. Join Katherine in conversation as she discusses the divisive nature of the office fridge and other themes of her new novel which is all about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jill Stark - Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairy-tale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart. Join Jill in conversation as she discusses why the happiness fairy-tale is driving us mad and how she flipped the script.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre