“Currawongs appearing at the Manor in vast numbers had come to portend one thing… death was on its way.”

CMsmall Join award-winning author Josephine Pennicott in conversation with Newtown Library’s very own Gayle Donaldson on June 24, when Josephine will talk about her latest crime novel Currawong Manor (Pan Macmillan), a mystery of art, truth and the ripple effects of death and deception, set in the spectacular Blue Mountains.

Intrigued? Free admission. Reserve your seat here

Event details: Tuesday, 24th June 2014,  6:30pm at Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown (Sydney).

Read more about Currawong Manor and Josephine’s other novels such as Poet’s Cottage here.

 If you’re in Sydney….

Better Read’s Talking Heads:

Josephine Pennicott

Don’t miss award-winning local author Josephine Pennicott in conversation with Newtown Library’s own Gayle Donaldson. Josephine is a natural born story teller. She will discuss the inspiration and research for her new historical mystery novel Poet’s Cottage, give her own take on tips for being a writer and touch on the art of being published. 

 Josephine’s new book Poet’s Cottage is an absorbing historical mystery set in the bohemian 1930s and the present day. It’s a Tasmanian tale about a mother and daughter, Sadie and Betty, uncovering the truth about wild life and violent death of Sadie’s controversial grandmother, the free-spirited children’s writer Pearl Tatlow.

WHEN: Tuesday July 31, 6pm to 7pm 

WHERE: Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown (Sydney).

Admission free, but book your place here 

Presented with Better Read Than Dead Bookshop

Very proud to say that Josephine’s new novel Poet’s Cottage (Pan Macmillan) is officially out and ready to leap from the bookshop shelves NOW. 

A mystery set in a Tasmanian coastal village in the 1930s and the present day, Poet’s Cottage concerns the wild life and strange, unsolved death of a bohemian children’s writer, Pearl Tatlow, and the divergent memories her daughters had of their unconventional upbringing. In the present day, Pearl’s granddaughter Sadie tries to solve the mystery of her death and also come to terms with the legacy of her life.

The German hardcover version is due in September. There has been quite a lot of publicity and reviews already. Here’s a feature by Steve Meacham – and photography by me! (brag, brag, brag) – which appeared in the Sun Herald (Sydney) on March 18. Click on the link here to read the full article