Author encounter with Kate Forsyth

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Council Event

For : Everyone, 
25 May 2018 at  10:00 AM  -11:00 AM
Where: St Ives Library
Shopping Village, 166  Mona Vale Road, St Ives
Contact details:
Contact Person:St Ives Library
Telephone: 9424 0453
Cost: $10 per person (donation to Cancer Council)


Beauty in Thorns is a spellbinding reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, set amongst the passions, scandals and tragedies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of painters and poets, and is told in the voices of four extraordinary women in the Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood.

Bringing to life the dramatic story of love, desire, obsession and tragedy that lies behind the Victorian era’s most famous paintings, Beauty in Thorns is for anyone who loved Tracy Chevalier’s Girl With  A Pearl Earring or A. S. Byatt’s Possession.

About the author

Kate Forsyth has established herself as one of Australia’s leading names in historical fiction. Recognised internationally as an expert in the field of fairy tale retellings, Beauty in Thorns is already being hailed as her best work yet.

Kate Forsyth has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.

This is an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event and all funds raised will be donated to the Cancer Council.

How to book

Bookings are essential, please contact Library staff.