Meet Kirsty Manning - Brisbane City Hall

Meet Kirsty Manning - Brisbane City Hall

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Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall

64 Adelaide St

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Join author Kirsty Manning as she discusses the magnificent beginning to the joyful Charlie James series, The Paris Mystery.

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1938 Paris. The last sigh of summer before the war.

As Australian journalist Charlotte (Charlie) James alights at the Gare du Nord, ready to start her role as correspondent for The Times, Paris is in turmoil as talk of way becomes increasingly strident.

Charlie is chasing her first big scoop, needing to prove to her boss that she can do this job as well, if not better than, her male counterparts. And the best way to forge the necessary contacts quickly is to make the well-connected British expats Lord and Lady Ashworth her business. Lady Eleanor knows everyone who counts and at her annual sumptuously extravagant party, a circus ball, Charlie will meet them all.

On the summer solstice eve, the circus ball is in full swing with the cream of Parisian society entranced by burlesque dancers, tightrope walkers, a jazz band and fireworks lighting the night skies. But as Charlie is drawn into the magical world of parties, couture houses and bohemian wine bars, secrets start to unravel, including her own. Putting a foot wrong could spell death…

Join author Kirsty Manning as she discusses the magnificent beginning to the joyful Charlie James series, The Paris Mystery.

Books will be available for purchase on the day from Dymocks Brisbane, or bring your copy from home to be signed.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence series.

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