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    Book Launch of The Changing Room by Belinda Cranston

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    Please join us at Harry Hartog ANU for the book launch of Belinda Cranston’s highly anticipated debut novel The Changing Room (Transit Lounge). The book will be launched by Peter Bishop.

    About the Book

    As a young girl in Sydney, Rachel pays more attention than she perhaps should, to a British cartoon character who accesses different personas on separate adventures each time he goes into the changing room of a London costume shop. Then at an opportune moment the owner of the shop taps the gentleman on the shoulder, excusing him to go back to being himself.

    In her early twenties, Rachel sets off for London with the aim of having a few adventures of her own. But unlike her childhood character, life irrevocably changes for Rachel once she leaves the safety and familiarity of home. Does she become the victim of a mysterious mental health illness while she is in Israel and Egypt, or is something else at play? Rachel is forced to accept there’s no coming back from some adventures, and that coming to terms with reality is perhaps her only real chance of accessing the life she craves most.

    ‘Belinda Cranston beautifully captures the pluck and longing as well as the sadness and bewilderment of her young adventurer: she knows so little about the world and dares to want so much. The Changing Room is a haunting story about the messiness of life and about travel as it once was, yet still can be, both profound and life changing.’ PETER BISHOP

    About Belinda Cranston

    Belinda Cranston is a Canberra based writer. She has worked as a journalist in Sydney, London and in Canberra’s parliamentary press gallery. Her corporate communications work includes writing speeches and opinion pieces for CEOs and politicians. This is her first novel.

    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 / Parking
    • If you do not feel well, please refrain from attending this event.
    • Disability Access available - please ask in-store.

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