Australian Author Tea Cooper’s new book set in the Hawkesbury

Join us for our Library Lovers Day at Hawkesbury Central Library for a morning with Australian author Tea Cooper on Tuesday, 12 February from 10:30am to midday. Tea will be discussing her latest novel The Woman in the Green Dress,a historical fiction set in the Hawkesbury.

The Woman in the Green Dress cover“Spanning across two different timelines, the story is incredibly intricate and detailed, taking the reader on a fascinating journey into Australia’s past”. – Better Reading

1853 Mogo Creek, NSW

Della, bereft at the loss of her parents, is holed up in the Hawkesbury with no wish to return to Sydney. However, the unexpected arrival of Captain Stefan von Richter - on a quest to retrieve what could be Australia’s first opal - hastens Della’s return to Sydney and to her Curio Shop of Wonders. Here she discovers her enigmatic aunt, Cordelia, is selling more than just curiosities to collectors. Strange things are afoot and Della, a fly in a spider’s web, is caught up in events with unimaginable consequences.

1919 Sydney, NSW

When London teashop waitress Fleur inherits land and wealth in Australia from her late husband Hugh, she wants nothing to do with it. But Hugh’s lawyer is insistent, and so she finds herself ensconced in Sydney, the reluctant owner of a Hawkesbury property and an old curio shop, now desolate and boarded up.

Tea Cooper is a prize winning historical fiction writer best known for her novel The Naturalist’s Daughter and The Horse Thief, The Woman in the Green Dress has recently been nominated for the 2018 Davitt Award.

Bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call (02) 4560 4460.

The free talk will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor, on Tuesday, 12 February commencing at 10:30am followed by tea and coffee, and book signing.

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