Sat, 19 Jan|
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead
High Tea with Sandie Docker
Join Sandie Docker for a high tea of sweets, sandwiches, champagne and scones to celebrate the release of her second novel, The Cottage at Rosella Cove!
Time & Location
19 Jan 2019, 3:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Join Sandie Docker for a high tea of sweets, sandwiches, champagne and scones to celebrate the release of her second novel! The Cottage at Rosella Cove is a heart-warming and charming novel set in the small Australian coastal town of Rosella Cove.
About the Author
Sandie Docker grew up in Coffs Harbour, and first fell in love with reading when her father introduced her to fantasy books as a teenager. Her love of fiction began when she first read Jane Austen for the HSC, but it wasn't until she was taking a translation course at university that her Mandarin lecturer suggested she might have a knack for writing – a seed of an idea that sat quietly in the back of her mind while she lived overseas and travelled the world.
Sandie first decided to put pen to paper (yes, she writes everything the old-fashioned way before hitting a keyboard) when living in London. Now back in Sydney with her husband and daughter, she writes every day.
About the Book
Why had the house stayed empty so long? Why had it never been sold?
Nicole has left her city life for the sleepy town of Rosella Cove, renting the old cottage by the water. She plans to keep to herself – but when she uncovers a hidden box of wartime love letters, she realises she’s not the
first person living in this cottage to hide secrets and pain.
Ivy’s quiet life in Rosella Cove is tainted by the events of World War II, with ramifications felt for many years to come. But one night a drifter appears and changes everything. Perhaps his is the soul she’s meant to save.
Charlie is too afraid of his past to form any lasting ties in the cove. He knows he must make amends for his tragic deeds long ago, but he can’t do it alone. Maybe the new tenant in the cottage will help him fulfil a promise and find the redemption he isn’t sure he deserves.
Welcome to the cottage at Rosella Cove, where three damaged souls meet and have the chance to rewrite their futures.
High Tea Ticket
High Tea Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the High Tea, plus a copy of The Cottage at Rosella Cove!