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Whats On : August 2009
August 2009 AutHOR tALkS AGAThA ChRISTIE: QuEEn OF CRIME *Monday 3 August 10-11am, Indooroopilly Library Agatha Christie is not only Queen of Crime, she is also the world’s best-selling novelist of all time. How did she come to commit so many literary murders? What sort of person was she? What brought her to Australia? Susannah Fullerton tells the life story of this remarkable woman, and talks about her legendary creations Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Susannah is the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and a well-known literary lecturer. She is the author of Brief encounters: literary travellers in Australia 1836-1939, Jane Austen and crime and the editor of Jane Austen: antipodean views. AnThOny TROLLOPE: hIS LIFE And WORkS *Monday 3 August 1-2pm, Brisbane Square Library Trollope was one of the most prolific Victorian novelists. he wrote 49 novels and struggled from a dreadful childhood to find happiness and success. Trollope created the imaginary county of Barsetshire and filled it with fascinating characters, such as Mrs Proudie and Mr Slope. No other novelist has such a superb understanding of money - what the lack of it, the need for it, having too much of it, can do. Susannah Fullerton recounts the life story of this complex man, and talks of his marvellous works. JAnE AuSTEn: hER LIFE And WORkS *Tuesday 4 August 10-11am, Garden City Library The six most polished, controlled and elegant social comedies to be found in English Literature were written by a woman whose personal life was unexciting and confined. Jane Austen’s cool judgement, ironic detachment and her genius gave her novels depth and charm and made them some of the most popular novels ever. Susannah Fullerton, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, shares her passion for Jane Austen’s novels and her interest in her life and times in this illustrated talk. *Bookings essential. Call Council on (07) 3403 8888 to reserve your place. 8