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Thu, 14 Sept


Five Dock Library

In Conversation with Susan Duncan

Join us in conversation with bestselling author Susan Duncan as she talks about her latest book Sleepless in Stringybark Bay.

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In Conversation with Susan Duncan
In Conversation with Susan Duncan

Time & Location

14 Sept 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Five Dock Library, Level 1/4/12 Garfield St, Five Dock NSW 2046, Australia

About The Event

When five couples pool their resources to live in a house located where a turquoise lagoon meets the sea, the quirky little offshore community of Cook's Basin is shocked. How will ten people - one in a wheelchair and one with a hauntingly familiar face - survive where the only way in or out is by boat?

When a member of the household is found floating face down in the bay, the police insist the death was accidental but the bizarre circumstances have locals scratching their heads.

Former journalist turned café owner Kate Jackson is curious to discover why a group of retirees in their late seventies would choose such an isolated location. Then a throw-away line in an old magazine story leads to shocking revelations.

Susan Duncan spent her childhood in country Victoria where her father was supply officer for the Bonegilla Migrant Camp. When she was nine years old, her family moved to Melton, near Melbourne, to run a country pub where a rousing sing-along around the piano on a Saturday night was a lot of fun. After completing her secondary education at Clyde, Woodend, a girls' boarding school, she took up a cadetship on the Melbourne Sun which led to a 25 year career spanning radio, newspapers and magazines.

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