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Sat, 20 Aug


Better Read Than Dead

Afternoon Tea with Clare Fletcher

Join author Clare Fletcher and Jessica Dettmann for an afternoon with tea, scones and cakes to celebrate the release of Five Bush Weddings.

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Afternoon Tea with Clare Fletcher
Afternoon Tea with Clare Fletcher

Time & Location

20 Aug 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

A cup of tea and something sweet, while chatting with Clare about her new book, perfect recipe for a Saturday afternoon.

About the book

Five Bush Weddings follows Stevie, a very single wedding photographer who specialises in country weddings. She’s great at capturing other people’s love stories but she’s just about given up on having one of her own. Her best friend is threatening to settle down and leave their sharehouse, her mum has decided to try online dating, her ex’s new fiance has asked her to shoot their wedding… Stevie’s feeling left behind. So, when her old friend Johnno West arrives back to take over his family property, after years living in the UK, and starts turning up at half the weddings she’s working, it’s a little confusing. They have this great chemistry – nothing ever happened, they’d both be quick to protest, because he was best friends with the guy Stevie went out with for years. But it’s a small world and they keep bumping into each other. Throw in a devilishly handsome stranger to sweep Stevie off her feet, an old lady who loves gossip so much she’s known as the Bush Telegraph, a reality TV franchise called Bush Bachelors, a bunch of big nights and hangovers and kisses and heartache and, yes, some weddings, and it’s about to be a very big year for Stevie-Jean.

About Clare

Clare Fletcher was born and raised in St George, in regional Queensland, and studied journalism and business at QUT in Brisbane. After graduating she moved to Sydney for an internship at the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, and has been there ever since, with the exception of a couple of years spent freelancing and falling in love in New York.

Clare currently manages communications for the Walkley Foundation and is working on her second novel. In 2019 she completed the Year of the Novel Course at Writing NSW with Emily Maguire. In 2021, her short story ‘Death’s Waiting Room’ won the Body In The Library category at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Clare lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.

About Jessica

Jessica Dettmann is author of two novels, How To be Second Best and This Has Been Absolutely Lovely, and a picture book, There’s No Such Book.  After a decade working as a book editor, she made the transition to writing after two small children rendered her housebound. Her blog, Life With Gusto, turns a sharp but affectionate eye on modern parenthood. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and there she remains, disappointing her fourteen-year-old self who thought she would be living in the pensione in Florence from A Room With A View by now.


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