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Book launch: The Art of Persuasion by Susan Midalia

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

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Join us for the launch of Susan Midalia's first novel, The Art of Persuasion.  

The book will be launched by Vivienne Glance, playwright and activist, and Perth actor Sarah McNeill will be reading an extract. 



Twenty-five-year-old Hazel is reading the classics, starting with 'A'. It's one way to pass the time when you've quit your job and lost your way. But then she has a chance encounter with an irresistible older man. When Hazel is partnered with him on a political campaign, her attraction is deepened by the strength of his convictions. Adam seems to be attracted to her too – but why is he resisting? And what does Jane Austen have to teach a young woman about life, love and literature in the twenty-first century?



'Completely compelling. Here is a rarity; a witty and tender comedy of manners that also has political bite.' Michelle de Kretser

'Warm, witty and wonderful – a perfect modern romance.' Ryan O'Neill



Susan Midalia grew up in the Western Australian wheatbelt and has lived in Perth for most of her adult life. She is the author of three collections of short stories, A History of the BeanbagAn Unknown Sky and Feet to the Stars. Her collections have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and twice for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. She retired from teaching in 2007 to become a full-time writer and freelance editor. The Art of Persuasion is her first novel.

Boffins Books are proud to be the offical bookseller at the book launch for Susan Midalia's The Art of Persuasion.