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April Opening Pages – CANCELLED – STAY SAFE and BUY A BOOK

Unfortunately due to the times we live in, we are having to cancel our upcoming Opening Pages on 1 April. It was intended to be a Y.A. showcase with Emily Gale, Michael Pryor and Michael Earp and we hope that we can postpone it to later in the year! We stock their books so why not support them and make a purchase for the teen in your life (who may have not that much to do in the next little while!)

Just a reminder that we will be staying open for as long as we can and are doing out best with disinfecting surfaces etc to keep everyone as safe as possible. Also, should you not be able to come into the shop, give us a ring and you can purchase books over the phone and we will work out the best way to get them to you. If you live locally then we can drop in mailbox or if you want to drive past, drop them in through your car window. These are crazy anxious times so stay safe and keep a book or two nearby!

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Book Events – Dervla McTiernan (this Sunday 1 March) and Opening Pages (following Wed March 4)

It’s a busy bookish couple of weeks coming up in store. First up, Heather will be chatting with crime writer extrordinaire, Dervla McTiernan, about the latest in her Cormac Reilly series, A Good Turn which has just arrived in store. This is the second installment in our Sunday Stories series and Dervla, like Heather Rose our first guest, is a consumate story teller and entertaining talker. So come join us for wine and cheese THIS SUNDAY at 4pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Trybooking – http://www.trybooking.com/BHPXG.

And then head back to our store the following Wednesday night at 7pm to listen to two marvellous authors, Kirsten Alexander and Kate Murdoch. Kirsten’s second book Riptides starts with a fatal car crash and will have you turning the pages while asking yourself what would I have done? Or escape to France in the 1700s, time of big wigs, fancy dresses and intrigue with Kate Murdoch’s historical romp, The Orange Grove. The event is free and includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. You can RSVP in store, via email – books@fairfieldbooks.com, on Facebook or give us a call on 90174748.

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Opening Pages – First One for 2020 – March 4 7pm

As Heather has been away overseas on a bookish trip, we have delayed our start to Opening Pages but now she has returned, we are excited to bring you more wonderful authors in 2020. On March 4 at 7pm Heather will be talking to Kirsten Alexander and Kate Murdoch. Readers might know Kirsten from her first novel Half Moon Lake. She has followed that up with an absolute cracker. It is 1974 and Abby and Charlie are driving to their father’s farm when they are in a car accident that kills the pregnant driver. There are no witnesses to the accident so they make the decision to flee the scene. This is a gripping page turner. Joining Kirsten is Kate Murdoch, author of The Orange Grove. A historical drama set in France of the 1700s, this is a book simmering with rivalry and intrigue, involving dukes (or as the French would spell ducs), wives, mistresses, secrets and a tarot reader. Sounds like the perfect escapist read. Come and join us on March 4 for a glass of wine and bookish chat with these two wonderful authors.

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Last Opening Pages for the Year – 4 December 7pm

We were delighted to see a former speaker at Opening Pages, Ilka Tampke, win Most Underrated Book of the Year with her wonderful book, Songwoman so why not come along on 4 December and meet two wonderful authors because you never know what prize list they might turn up on next year. Favel Parrett who has already won the Dobbie Literary Award and been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin will be talking about her brand new book There Was Still Love, the beautiful story of her grandmother and her twin, one who lives in Australia and the other who lives behind the Iron Curtain. Poetic and full of heart, it will be lovely to hear Favel talk about what writing this book was like for her. Joining her is criminal lawyer and award winning author Sarah Hopkins, with her fascinating page turner, The Subjects. Daniel is sixteen and should be in jail instead he is diverted into a different program with other gifted delinquents. It’s not a jail, a school, or a psych unit. What is it exactly? This is a compelling novel and we are looking to welcoming both these authors to our last Opening Pages for the year. So, come join us on Wednesday 7 December 7pm, and lets raise a glass to 2019 and another great year of reading. RSVP on Facebook, email books@fairfieldbooks.com.au, ring on 90174748 or tell us in-store.

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