Free

Meet Catherine Jinks | North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2 (above North Lakes Library)

10 The Corso

North Lakes, QLD 4509

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Meet Catherine Jinks

Award winning author Catherine Jinks talks about her latest book Charlatan, the story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-than-life character who made his living as a mesmerist, phrenologist, public speaker and, some say, charlatan.

Catherine Jinks will be signing books after her talk. Buy a book at the event, or bring your own copy along to be signed.

Doors open 1.00pm. There will be absolutely no admittance to the venue prior to 1.00pm

About Charlatan: Charlatan is the story of a notorious nineteenth-century court case involving a larger-than-life character, Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist – who lied, fought and sleazed his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886. With a star-studded supporting cast, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Mad Dentist of Wynyard, the Nunawading Messiah, and a host of shady mesmerists, spiritualists, phrenologists and hired goons, Charlatan delves deep into a side of colonial history not often explored, and unearths a Victorian celebrity who should never have been forgotten …

Thomas Guthrie Carr is charged by Eliza Gray with mesmerising her and raping her while she was under his influence. But if mesmerism and Mr Carr are shams, was Eliza raped?

Catherine Jinks is an Australian writer of fiction for all age groups. She has won many awards including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award four times, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Aurealis Award for science fiction, the IBBY Australia Ena Noel Encouragement Award, the Adelaide Festival Award, and the Davitt Award for crime fiction.

>> More information ...

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2 (above North Lakes Library)

10 The Corso

North Lakes, QLD 4509

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved