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The Vanguard

A Mother/Daughter date to meet Gretel, author of 'My Daughter’s Wedding'

Comedians and raconteurs, friends and jousters, Gretel Killeen and James Valentine talk about Gretel’s latest great novel, 'My Daughter’s Wedding' and the hilarities of searching for the meaning of life.

 A Mother/Daughter date to meet Gretel, author of 'My Daughter’s Wedding'
 A Mother/Daughter date to meet Gretel, author of 'My Daughter’s Wedding'

Time & Location

03 May 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST

The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Guests

About The Event

Mother's Day is just around the corner, why not take your daughter or mother on a date? 

Join us as comedians and raconteurs, friends and jousters, Gretel Killeen and James Valentine talk about Gretel’s latest great novel, My Daughter’s Wedding and the hilarities of searching for the meaning of life. 

Doors open at 6.30pm. Event starts at 7pm.

This is a ticketed event. RSVP is essential as numbers are limited.

About the Book

My Daughter's Wedding is a heart-aching comedy about three generations of mother-daughter love. Nora Fawn's daughter, Hope, disappeared four years ago. Nora has never known why. Refusing to answer her mother's calls, emails or texts, Hope maintained contact only with her big sister, Joy. Having once considered her mothering to be the greatest achievement of her life, Nora's spent these Hope-less years searching, aching, mother-guilting, working for a famous yet talentless artist and avoiding her own emotionally repressed mother, Daphne. But ... last night Hope rang out of the blue to say, 'I'm coming home, I'm getting married, the wedding is in three weeks and it's your job to organise it.' Desperate to prove her worth as a mother and regain her daughter's love, Nora commits to the task - assisted by her own increasingly dementia'd mother and her two best friends, Soula (an amateur bikini-line waxer) and Thilma (whom they found in a cab in the 1980s). My Daughter's Wedding is both hilarious and profound as it explores the confounding complexity, wild terrain, mountains, valleys and quicksand found in three generations of mother-daughter love.

Praise for the Book

‘An engrossing story about love and family.’ – Australian Women’s Weekly

‘This is an absolutely polished page-turner by Gretel Killeen … the perfect chick-flick in paperback.’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘a poignant, moving and hilarious exploration of mother-daughter relationships’ – Better Homes and Gardens

About the Author

Gretel Killeen is a best-selling author, artist, award-wining comedy writer and host of award-winning TV. She's appeared on stage, film and TV as a comedian and actress, worked as one of the nation's leading voice artists, written as a journalist for many of Australia's leading news publications, directed a documentary to raise awareness of AIDS orphans in Zambia and regularly appears on TV and radio as a social/political commentator.

About the Host

James Valentine presents Afternoons on ABC Radio Sydney every weekday. He also presents a weekly jazz program Upbeat on Sunday mornings for ABC Jazz. James has worked for thirty years in all aspects of Australian media. For ABC TV he has presented and produced the arts show The Mix, a reality show for amateur musicians called Exhumed and in the 1980s he was the kid’s TV presenter on the Afternoon Show. He began his career as a musician in the heyday of Australian pub rock. He has since written for every major publication, authored of a successful series of books for young readers The JumpMan Trilogy and been a regular commentator on Sunrise, a reporter for Midday and Good Morning Australia and for many years reviewed film for Showtime.

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    Your ticket to the Event, plus a pre-ordered copy of My Daughter's Wedding'. We'll bring your copy to the launch. You save $5 on the ticket price!

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