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The Jade Lily - Author Talk with Kirsty Manning

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Dianella Library - City Of Stirling

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents. With her grandfather dying and only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family secrets they have kept for over half a century.

In 1939, Shanghai, the ‘Paris of the East’: beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship. But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as they slip between the city’s glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced separate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kirsty Manning grew up in northern New South Wales and has worked as an book editor for over a decade. Her first novel, The Midsummer Garden, was published in 2017. Her second, The Jade Lily, has already been sold into Germany, The Netherlands and the United States. Kirsty’s travel and lifestyle journalism and photography regularly appear in magazines, newspapers and online. With husband Alex Wilcox, Kirsty is a partner in the award-winning wine bar Bellota, and the Prince Wine Store in Sydney and Melbourne.


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