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With 65 stores in Australia and over 10 million books sold last year, Dymocks is the leading bookseller in Australia.
As a family owned business and the oldest Australian-owned bookstore, Dymocks prides itself on meeting the leisure, learning and gift needs of all booklovers. As a franchised network Every Dymocks store is owned and operated by locals who are extremely well-read and passionate about books. They do more than just sell books but rather support their communities by expanding their reading knowledge.
Dymocks is constantly evolving to keep pace with today’s customer and prides itself on setting the standard in bookselling and leading the way with the same enthusiasm and progressive retail approach that has ensured its business success to this day.
A Beast’s Heart is a richly magical retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, from the point of view of the Beast. This is a brand new take on a tale as old as time - read the Beast's side of the story at long last.
I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me?
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human.
And now I might lose her forever.
Leife Shallcross has been fascinated by stories about canny fairy godmothers, heroic goose girls and handsome princes disguised as bears. She is particularly inspired by those characters that tend to fall into the cracks of the usual tales. She is the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story. The Beast's Heart is her first novel.
You can meet Leife at our YA book meet on June 3rd, we will be having a chat about her book and she will happily sign your book. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Author Talk: Peter Cochrane
Penrith Library Lower Lounge
Tuesday 19 June 6.30 pm
Lazy, lovelorn and luckless, Martin Sparrow is already deep in debt when a devastating flood strikes the Hawkesbury River in 1806. His 30-acre farm has been swamped, his hens are dead, he’s deep in hock and he’s pining for the love of a young strumpet called Biddie Happ.
Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and writer based in Sydney best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Tickets available from Monday 21 May @ Penrith Library
Book signing will follow the talk
Dymocks on site for book purchases
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