Susan Midalia in conversation, Tuesday 12th June 6.15pm for 6.30pm

Author(s): Susan Midalia

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Join us at Beaufort Street Books for an in conversation event with author Susan Midalia to discuss her recently published novel, The Art of Persuasion.

Tuesday 12th June at 6.15pm for 6.30pm start.

Tickets $10 include cheese and wine tasting.


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About the book: Twenty-five-year-old Hazel is reading the classics, starting with 'A'. It's one way to pass the time when you've quit your job and lost your way.

But then she has a chance encounter with an irresistible older man. When Hazel is partnered with him on a political campaign, her attraction is deepened by the strength of his convictions. Adam seems to be attracted to her too - but why is he resisting? And what does Jane Austen have to teach a young woman about life, love and literature in the 21st century?

'Warm, witty and wonderful – a perfect modern romance.' Ryan O'Neill, 2017 Miles Franklin shortlisted author

'This novel was a joy from the first to the last page.' Maureen Eppen, Shelf Aware

'In this smart, funny novel, Susan Midalia engages the reader with warmth and wit while never losing sight of the uncomfortable truths that haunt us as Western Australians.' WritingWA

'This delightful first novel from the former WA academic is sprinkled with the kind of wit and character observations that endeared Austen to generations of readers. Like a cup of chamomile laced with a splash of gin, it will comfort the soul and lift the spirits for the day ahead.' The Weekend West

Susan Midalia grew up in the Western Australian wheatbelt and has lived in Perth for most of her adult life. She is the author of three collections of short stories, A History of the Beanbag, An Unknown Sky (written with the assistance of an Australia Council grant), and Feet to the Stars. Her collections have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Award and twice for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. She retired from teaching in 2007 to become a full-time writer and freelance editor. The Art of Persuasion is her first novel.

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