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Author Talk with Tessa Lunney
July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us to hear Tessa will talk about her new book – April in Paris, 1921 Harper Collins 2018
“This thoroughly entertaining, delightfully witty debut is imbued with Paris’ unique ambiance and will have readers eagerly awaiting Button’s next adventure.” Booklist Online, May 2018
About the book
Tessa Lunney’s debut novel April in Paris, 1921 is “witty, sparkling, clever, and appealing” (Harper Collins Literary Bites) – a spy thriller set in 1921 Paris that ties artistic café society of Montparnasse with the rise of European fascism, through parties, sex, and champagne. It uses a light touch to handle heavy topics such as war and memory, women’s rights and Weltpolitik, radicalism and modernism, in a way that is compulsively readable.
Kiki Button was a nurse during World War One, who is now a socialite and gossip-writer on the Montparnasse scene of the 1920s, an accidental detective, and a spy. She spends her days finding lost treasure for her clients, her evenings doing the Charleston with broke aristocrats, and her nights trying to halt the rise of fascism in Europe. April in Paris, 1921 is uses the framework of the mystery novel to combine both crime and spy thrillers, to interrogate romance fiction, and to find new ways of writing about war.
Everyone is welcome to this free event.
Morning tea is included.
Please contact the library on 6953 0945 for more information
(Maximum number of people: 40)