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29 July 2021

Alison Booth - The Painting: Book Launch

Join Alison Booth as her novel The Painting is launched by Prof Frank Bongiorno, with Dr Lucy Neave as MC.

Drinks available from the bar on arrival, The Painting available for Purchase thanks to Harry Hartog .

This is a free event but reservations are essential to manage numbers. Please RSVP with name and telephone number via

About The Painting: When Anika Molnar flees her home country of Hungary not long before the break-up of the Soviet Union, she carries only a small suitcase - and a beautiful and much-loved painting of an auburn-haired woman in a cobalt blue dress from her family's hidden collection. Arriving in Australia, Anika moves in with her aunt in Sydney, and the painting hangs in pride of place in her bedroom. But one day it is stolen in what seems to be a carefully planned theft, and Anika's carefree life takes a more ominous turn. Sinister secrets from her family's past and Hungary's fraught history cast suspicion over the painting's provenance, and she embarks on a gripping quest to uncover the truth.

Hungary's war-torn past contrasts sharply with Australia's bright new world of opportunity in this compelling and deeply moving mystery.

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Foyer | RSVP | Reduced Capacity Based on 2m square Rule | Check In CBR APP must be used by patrons on Arrival Click here for more information on COVID 19 venue safety.

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The Street Presents
Alison Booth: The Painting
Book Launch

Thursday 29 July 6pm

Free Event: Please RSVP with name and phone number via

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


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02 6247 1223
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