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Brisbane Square Library

266 George Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Join Susanna de Vries as she discusses her latest book, Nell.

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Nell Tritton, daughter of the owner of Tritton’s, Brisbane’s first department store, was determined to embrace a life of adventure after her siblings died in the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic. Nell became Brisbane’s first female journalist, won prizes for rally driving before moving to Paris to perfect her French. Under very romantic circumstances Nell fell in love with a penniless Tsarist officer but divorced when he turned out to be a fortune hunter. Nell’s spy novel To Moscow With Love, with the background of the 1918 Lockhart plot to kill Lenin was deemed too dangerous to publish as the British government were determined to cover up the failed plot.

This was only the beginning of Nell’s extraordinary life. To learn all about the Australian heiress who saved her husband from Stalin and the Nazis, come along to hear author Susanna de Vries discuss her latest book, Nell.

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