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Author talk: Meet Janet Lee - Wynnum

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Wynnum Library

145 Florence Street

Wynnum, QLD 4178

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Louisa Collins was hung in New South Wales in 1889. She was tried four times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. In three of those trials the juries could not agree that she was guilty. At her fourth trial the testimony of Louisa’s young daughter, May, contributed to Louisa’s conviction.

Intimately reimagined from Louisa’s perspective, with a story that just might fit the historical facts, this clever and compelling novel visits Louisa in her prison cell as she reflects on her life and the death and loss that have dictated her fate. Will she confess? Or was an innocent woman brutally hanged?

Join Janet Lee, winner of a 2017 Queensland Literary Award, as she discusses her experiences writing The Killing of Louisa.

This event is presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Janet to sign.

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