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Sat, 11 May


Better Read Than Dead

An Afternoon with Maxine Fawcett

In celebration of Mother’s Day, join Maxine Fawcett for an afternoon of chat about motherhood and midlife! Maxine will be in-conversation with Clare Fletcher.

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An Afternoon with Maxine Fawcett
An Afternoon with Maxine Fawcett

Time & Location

11 May 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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


About The Event

Cassandra seems to have it all – but behind her perfect façade she’s barely hanging on.

Cassie Prince lives in a beautiful beach suburb with her successful husband Jon and their children Ellie and Danny. Life is perfect, right?  Except now she’s reached her mid-forties, she can’t help wondering what happened to the fun-loving, sexy and accomplished woman she used to be. This isn’t what was promised. She’s panicking about ageing, bored in her marriage, exhausted by her demanding kids, and increasingly torn by news of her sick mother back in England. So Cassie does what she’s always done – buries her feelings and ignores her problems (and does some more online shopping). Then at school drop-off she meets Chris Lancaster, a charismatic widowed father-of-five. Soon she can’t stop imagining romantic scenarios between them, even daydreaming of a future together.

She may have been spiralling these last few months, but now Cassie is convinced that the unsuspecting and still vulnerable widower is the answer to everything . . .

Maxine Fawcett lives in Sydney, where she runs her own media and marketing agency with her husband. Everything is Perfect is her debut novel.

Clare Fletcher was born and raised in St George, in regional Queensland, and studied journalism and business at QUT in Brisbane. She currently manages communications for the Walkley Foundation and is the author of Love Match (2023) and Five Bush Weddings (2022).


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