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Meet the author: Kaz Cooke - An audience with Ada Delroy

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Sam Merrifield Library

762 Mount Alexander Road

Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

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Join us for this intimate event as bestselling author-turned-history-detective Kaz Cooke reveals how she conjured up the amazing life of Ada Delroy, comedian and dancer. Ada and her troupe traveled the world with spectacular performances that made her a household name in Australia and New Zealand more than 100 years ago. This richly imagined memoir sports a fabulous cast of characters from our history, from Helena Rubinstein to Harry Houdini -- and Kaz will share with you some of the rare photos of real vaudevillians she discovered during her research.

Ada gives a voice to a gloriously entertaining heroine with a fighter’s instinct for survival and a penchant for high drama, one who uses all her wit and stage tricks of concealing and revealing to tell us her story. Step into an era when a woman had so few choices that living big – or living at all – called for dash, daring, and a heart-breaking sacrifice. Kaz will be signing copies of her books at this event.

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