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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday  11:00 AM

      340 Toorak Road
      Melbourne, Victoria 3141

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      Open book: Adam Courtenay: The Ship That Never Was

      The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller. The Ship That Never Was is an entertaining and rollicking story from our past by Adam Courtenay, an exciting new voice in popular history. James Porter, whose memoirs were the inspiration for Marcus Clarke's For the Term of his Natural Life, is an original larrikin whose ingenuity, ability to talk himself out of a tight corner and refusal to buckle under authority makes him an irresistible anti-hero in the tradition of Ned Kelly. Adam Courtenay will discuss his book and the remarkable story that inspired his writing.  Adam Courtenay is the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller, Bryce Courtenay. He is a Sydney-based writer and journalist who has had a long career in the UK and Australia, writing for papers such as the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review.  Toorak/South Yarra Library340 Toorak Road, South Yarra8290 8000libraryevents@stonnington.vic.gov.au 

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