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Author Talk @ Kingston LINC - The Shape of Water by Anne Blythe-Cooper

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11 Hutchins Street

Kingston, TAS 7050

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Anne Blythe-Cooper's new historical novel The Shape of Water imagines the story of Sophia Degraves, a nineteenth century Tasmanian settler.

Sophia was 19 years old when she married Peter Degraves in 1809. Peter was a recidivist bankrupt and litigator, the son of a bigamist and medical quack. Sophia survived shipwreck, poverty, grief, separation, and the ignominy of her husband’s caprices, failures and lies. Peter lives on in the edifices he created; Cascade Brewery, the Theatre Royal, Pipe work from Mt Wellington. Sophia is much more elusive. She is space between the stone work and the lies and the catalogue of dates.

Come discover how Anne brings Sophia to life in her novel The Shape of Water.

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