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Book Launch & In Conversation with Susannah Begbie

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Richell Prize winner Susannah Begbie will be in conversation with best selling author Karen Viggers on her unforgettable debut novel The Deed (Hachette Australia), exploring the messy, sometimes volatile, complications that only the best and worst of family can bring.

About the Book

Tom Edwards is dying, and cranky. He's made his peace with the dying part. But he'd bet his property - the whole ten thousand acres of it - that there'd be no wailing at his funeral. His kids wouldn't be able to chop down a tree, let alone build a coffin to bury him in.

Then Tom has an idea ...

Christine is furious, David ashen-faced, and Sophie distracted. Only Jenny listens carefully as Vince Barton, of Barton & Sons, reads their father's will. Either they build his coffin - in four days - or they lose their inheritance. All of it.

'Now that's the way to bury your old man ... he sank into his Jason recliner, wincing. A burial: a body wrapped in handwoven cloth, women dancing and wailing. Too much, in Tom's opinion, but at least they were mourning. To hell with that, at least they showed up.'

About Susannah Begbie

Susannah Begbie grew up in rural New South Wales on a sheep farm and is now a GP who has worked all over Australia. In 2006, Susannah started a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing at Canberra University and was awarded the Editor's Pick for her short story 'Fly to Meet You' in the University's First Anthology. She was also awarded the best-written text for her children's book Don't You Dare! in The Get Real Project. The Deed is her first novel.

About Karen Viggers

Karen Viggers is a Canberra writer, veterinarian and podcaster. She is the author of five novels, which have been bestsellers in France as well as Australia: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper's Wife, The Grass Castle, The Orchardist's Daughter and SIDELINES. She is co-host with Irma Gold of the Secrets From the Green Room literary podcast.

About the Event

  • Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
  • Registration is required for this event.
  • Accessible parking spaces directly below the Harry Hartog ANU Bookshop are available should you require them. Kambri ANU
  • If you do not feel well, please refrain from attending this event.
  • Disability Access available - please ask in-store.

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