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Author Talk: Barbara Toner - Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wi...

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Civic Library

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London Circuit

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

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This program is suitable for adults aged 16+

All programs are free. Bookings are essential.


For better or for worse... Loving vows or a life sentence?

This is one of the dilemmas the four respectable ladies face in Barbara Toner’s latest novel. It’s 1930 and the effects of the depression are being keenly felt. Whether you were a wife or desperate to become a wife, choices were limited, mostly to men who lived nearby.

With her trademark wit Barbara Toner explores the nature of attraction, love, married life and the many ways reality differs from the ideal. It’s as relevant today as it was in the 1930s. The chances for married bliss are slight when life intervenes at every opportunity, say when attraction fades, or when you put your children before your husband. What happens when priorities collide or when marrying for need makes better sense than marrying for love?

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  • Bookings are essential.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule.
  • Places are limited to ensure the best possible experience. If you can't attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.
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