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Thu, 22 Feb


Better Read Than Dead

Imbi Neeme in-conversation with John Doyle

Join us with Imbi Neeme to celebrate the release of Kind Of, Sort Of, Maybe, But Probably Not! Imbi will be joined by John Doyle.

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Imbi Neeme in-conversation with John Doyle
Imbi Neeme in-conversation with John Doyle

Time & Location

22 Feb 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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


About The Event

A charming, nostalgic, quirky, uplifting novel of people young and old finding their tribe, gaining courage to be themselves and perhaps falling in love, too.

Librarian Phoebe Cotton lives with misophonia. The sound of other people crunching an apple, slurping their tea or snapping chewing gum fills her with a rage that she buries deep within. Mortified by her ‘Not Quite Right’ brain, she hides away inside 6 Salmon Street, the family home that her formidable grandmother Dorothy has abandoned for a more convivial life at the Western Retreat Retirement Village. But when Phoebe begins receiving mysterious postcards in the mail, she slowly, but surely, finds herself being pulled back out into the world and towards Monty, the sweet postal clerk.

Across town, Suze, a university student with a high distinction in study avoidance, is clinging to the hope that the neglectful J might actually be her boyfriend. When J’s attention turns to Ky, it sets Suze on a path that leads her to 6 Salmon Street and Phoebe Cotton. Together with Suze and Monty, Phoebe goes on a mission to solve the mystery of the postcards but ends up finding much, much more, including acceptance, strength and love.

Our event space is wheelchair accessible via a stair lift. Please contact with any additional access requirements and/or questions.

Imbi Neeme is a recovering blogger, ardent novelist and spreadsheet enthusiast. Her manuscript The Spill was awarded the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2020. She blogged for many years at Not Drowning, Mothering, which won the 2010 Bloggies Award for best ANZ Weblog. She lives in Footscray, Melbourne, on the right side of the Maribyrnong.

John Doyle is a highly accomplished writer for stage and screen. He is probably best known for his work as alter ego ‘Rampaging Roy Slaven’, one half of the dynamic duo Roy and HG. Together, they have won several awards for programs This Voting LifeThis Sporting LifeClub BuggeryThe DreamThe Monday DumpThe Cream, and The Dream in Athens.


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