Sat, 23 Mar | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Kelly Rimmer High Tea

Join us for High Tea of sweets, sandwiches, champagne and scones with Kelly Rimmer, whose latest novel, The Things We Cannot Say, is a searing page-turner of family secrets and the legacy of war by the bestselling Australian author of Before I Let You Go.
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Kelly Rimmer High Tea

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

About The Event

Join us for High Tea with Kelly Rimmer, who will discuss her latest novel, The Things We Cannot Say, with author Pamela Cook. The Things We Cannot Say is a searing page-turner of family secrets and the legacy of war by the bestselling Australian author of Before I Let You Go.

About the Book

2019: Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementos reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.

WWII: Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead.

2019: In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

Inspired by the author's own family history, The Things We Cannot Say unearths a tragic love story and a family secret whose far-reaching effects will alter lives forever.

About the Author

Kelly Rimmer has sold over 600,000 digital copies of her previous four novels: Me Without You, The Secret Daughter, When I Lost You and A Mother's Confession. Before I Let You Go was Kelly's first novel with Hachette Australia and was a Top 10 bestseller. Kelly lives in rural NSW with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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