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Better Read Than Dead

Afternoon Tea with Jessica Dettmann

Join Jessica Dettmann for an afternoon with tea, champagne and cakes to celebrate the release of Without Further Ado. Jessica will be in conversation with Sacha Horler.

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Afternoon Tea with Jessica Dettmann
Afternoon Tea with Jessica Dettmann

Time & Location

01 Apr 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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


About The Event

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever ...'

Since she was sixteen, Willa's curious touchstone in life and work has been the 1993 film Much Ado About Nothing. She's always looking for The Feeling, the stirring in her heart - and loins - that she gets when watching the opening scenes. Now she's navigating her mid-thirties, her career as a romance publisher in an unusual family business, and her determination to remain child-free, while quietly holding out for a love as big as Beatrice and Benedick's.

But when relationships start to get complicated between Willa, her cousin Imogen and the four sons of the family she works for, and the events of her own life begin to mirror the plot of her beloved comedy, Willa must consider whether there is such a thing as too much ado.

A delightfully Shakespearean romantic comedy about modern love, women's roles and how the films and stories we grow up with shape us.

Jessica Dettmann is the author of three novels, How To Be Second Best, This Has Been Absolutely Lovely and Without Further Ado, and has also written one children's book, There's No Such Book. She previously worked as a book editor and her blog, Life With Gusto, turned a sharp but affectionate eye on modern parenthood. She lives in Sydney with her family.

Sacha Horler is an Australian actress best known for known for Peter Rabbit (2018), The Letdown (2017) and The Dressmaker (2015).


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    This ticket includes discounted tea and treats, with a copy of Without Further Ado

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