Author talk - Melissa Ashley - Mornington Library

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Mornington Library

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Mornington, VIC 3931

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Recommended for adult audiences.

Do you enjoy fairy tales?
Ever wondered who created the Prince Charming character?

Then please join us to hear historical novelist Melissa Ashley speak about her latest release, The Bee and the Orange Tree. This fascinating work explores Baroness Marie Catherine D'Aulnoy, the 17th century French writer who invented fairy tales. The Baroness wasn’t just a writer, she was a social provocateur and used her stories to stir the spirit of rebellion among the women in her social circles to fight a dangerous and stifling patriarchy.

This keenly-awaited second book from Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman’s Wife (the story of Elizabeth Gould), restores another remarkable, little-known woman to her rightful place in history, revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine’s fairy tales.

Free but Bookings Essential.

Note: If you can't make it on the day, please let us know, so that your tickets can be freed up for others to attend.

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