Barrie Cassidy ‘In Conversation’ with Melanie Tait Literary Breakfast

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  • Location: RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads 4567 Queensland

Private Bill
In Love and War
Barrie Cassidy

A story straight out of the Australian mythos, profoundly affectionate and true.’ Don Watson

About the Book:
Barrie Cassidy’s dad Bill survived more than four years as a prisoner of war in World War II. He first saw conflict on Crete in May 1941, during the largest parachute invasion in wartime history. Just four days later, Bill was wounded and captured. Twice he tried to escape his internment, with horrific consequences. He suffered greatly but found courageous support from his fellow prisoners. His new wife Myra and his large family thought he was dead until news of his capture finally reached them.

About the Author:
Barrie Cassidy started out in journalism as a cadet reporter with the Border Mail in Albury. In the 47 years since, he has been a court reporter and police roundsman, a political correspondent, program host, newsreader, radio broadcaster and foreign correspondent. He has worked for the Shepparton News, the Melbourne Herald, the ABC, The Australian and Network Ten, as well as in Washington and Brussels. For the past 13 years he has been host of the ABC’s highly respected political discussion program Insiders.

Private Bill is his third book. The Party Thieves, a bestseller that traced the rapid demise of Kevin Rudd, was published after the 2007 election. An Ocean of Cricket was written with his son Adam, and captured in words and stunning photographs the emergence of cricket in the South Pacific.

Barrie Cassidy ‘In Conversation’ with Melanie Tait Literary Breakfast
8.00am Tuesday 21 July 2015
RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads

$47.50 Adult (includes booking fee)
$42.50 Concession (includes booking fee) (on presentation of Concession Card)
Full Breakfast
Tickets are for shared tables. Bookings limited to 120 only

Duration: 1.5 hours (including breakfast)

Visit: "Noosa Long Weekend Festival" website
for tickets and extra information

Noosa Long Weekend Festival
14-26 July 2015
13 days and nights of arts, literature, forums, food and fun!


Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads

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