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Book Launch: The Sparkle Pages

Book Launch: The Sparkle Pages


 The Hobart Bookshop is delighted to support the launch of Meg Bignell‘s debut novel, The Sparkle Pages.

‘Is marriage just a series of texts about where the children are and whether we need milk until one of you dies?’

Susannah Parks is a viola virtuoso. Except she hasn’t picked up a viola for over a decade. She has, however, picked up a lot of Lego, socks, wet towels and other exhibits of mundanity. She has also picked up on the possibility that her husband has lost interest in her. (And frankly, she’s not very interested in Susannah Parks either.) But this year, she has resolved to be very interesting. Also thoughtful, useful, cheerful, relevant, self-sufficient, stylish, alluring and intelligent. In her highly confidential diary, Susannah documents the search for the elusive spark in her marriage, along with all the high and low notes of life with her four beloved children, with her free-spirited (and world famous) best friend Ria, and with Hugh, the man who fills her heart with burning passion and her washing pile with shirts. And perhaps amid the chaos she might be brave enough to find the missing pieces of herself.

**Please note that this event will be held at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, not in the Hobart Bookshop**
This is a free event and all are welcome.

Meg Bignell was a nurse and a weather presenter before she surrendered to a persistent desire to write. Since then she has been writing almost every day – bits and pieces here and there, either to earn a crust, to get something off her chest or to entertain herself. She sings a bit too, occasionally writes and performs cabaret, but is mostly very busy being a mother to three and a wife (to one). She lives with her family on a dairy farm on Tasmania’s East Coast.

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Book Launch: The Sparkle Pages

Hadley's Orient Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart TAS, Australia

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