Sat, 27 July | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Kate Forsyth High Tea

Join bestselling author Kate Forsyth for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, champagne and sweets to celebrate the release of The Blue Rose. Paralleling the turbulent times of revolutionary France and the secrecy of Imperial China, The Blue Rose is an evocative tale of endurance, love and triumph.
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Kate Forsyth High Tea

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27 July 2019, 3:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

History is once more brought to life in spectacular fashion with the latest novel from Kate Forsyth. Join her for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, champagne and sweets to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Blue Rose.

About the Book

Paralleling the turbulent times of revolutionary France and the secrecy of Imperial China, The Blue Rose is an evocative tale of endurance, love and triumph.

Fascinated by revolutionary France since reading The Scarlet Pimpernel as a child Kate has always wanted to write a novel set in this period. However it wasn’t until she stumbled across details of the real-life quest to bring red roses to Europe that the seeds of The Blue Rose began to grow.

Praise

“I fell headlong into this book ... If you’re a fan of Kate’s signature mix of mystery, magic, history and romance, you will love this book.” - Natasha Lester

“This novel is an utter delight ... a sumptuous and moving tale about a country’s loss of innocence and a young woman’s resolve to stay true to herself.” - Lauren Chater

About the Author

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and has since sold more than a million copies around the world. Her books include Bitter Greens, a retelling of Rapunzel which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tales, named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013; and The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ set in the underground resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Kate has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers. She is also one of Better Read Tours' writing workshop leaders.

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