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Author Talk: Petronella McGovern "Six Minutes" (Adults 16+) (Gungahlin Library)

Libraries ACT

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Author Talk: Petronella McGovern "Six Minutes" (Adults...

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This program is suitable for adults aged 16+


All programs are free. Bookings are essential.


Join Petronalla McGovern as she discusses her new book Six Minutes.


How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums? One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop for biscuits, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup. Six minutes later, Bella is gone.

Police and media descend on the tiny village of Merrigang on the edge of Canberra. Locals unite to search the dense bushland. But as the investigation continues, relationships start to fracture, online hate messages target Lexie, and the community is engulfed by fear. Is Bella's disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge room? What happened in those six minutes and where is Bella?

The clock is ticking…

This gripping novel will keep you guessing to the very last twist.

Petronella McGovern is a writer and editor who grew up on a farm outside Bathurst, NSW. After working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and two children.
Book Face Gungahlin will have books for sale and signing at this event. 

Please note:

  • 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.
Have questions about Author Talk: Petronella McGovern "Six Minutes" (Adults 16+) (Gungahlin Library)? Contact Libraries ACT

When & Where

Gungahlin Library
Hibberson Street
Gungahlin, ACT 2912

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (AEDT)

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Libraries ACT

Libraries ACT delivers public library services to the ACT community. It is the only public library service in Canberra, which is Australia's capital city, and serves a population of over 350,000 people.

Libraries ACT are also responsible for the ACT Heritage Library, which helps tell the stories of Canberra and its people. It collects, preserves, promotes and provides access to documents that record the lives of Canberra's residents.

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