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BOOK LAUNCH "The History of Mischief" Rebecca Higgie

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cnr South Tce & Sandgate St

South Perth, WA 6151

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South Perth Library invite you to a Book Launch.

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Join us to celebrate the publication of the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award winner "The History of Mischief" by Rebecca Higgie, published by Fremantle Press.

Doors open at 6pm

Book sales and signing available on the night.

Parking available outside the library, in the lower carpark off South Tce and along Sangate St and South Tce.

In the interests of more sustainable living please BYO mug &/or water bottle.

About the Author:

Rebecca is a writer from Perth. Her whole life has been spent in the company of books, with careers in libraries and universities. Formerly an academic at Curtin University and Brunel University London, she has published research on satire and politics. She has worked in the stacks of the State Library of Western Australia and fostered childhood literacy as the Library Officer at Guildford Primary, WA’s oldest public school. Her creative work combines whimsy and play with extensive research and critical insights. Her stories and poems have appeared in publications such as Westerly, Stories of Perth and Visible Ink. Her novel The History of Mischief won the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.

About the Book:

‘There is madness in it.’

‘Yes. But magic too.’

Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The History of Mischief hidden beneath the floor: it is like no book they have ever seen.

From Ancient Greece to war-torn China, from the Ethiopian Empire to Victorian England, the pages reveal a world of mischief and mystery, adventure and adversity – stolen bones and fiery dragons, feisty philosophers and tempestuous tyrants, shape-shifting trees and scorched scrolls.

But not everything is as it seems, in the book or in her life, and Jessie is determined to find the truth. The History has a history of its own. Unravelling its secrets might be the biggest mischief of all.

The History of Mischief is about the many things we do to try to escape grief, and the stories we tell in order to protect ourselves and those we love.

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