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Sydney author Meg Keneally to visit the Bay

8 March, 2019

Sydney author Meg Keneally will visit the Hervey Bay Library on Thursday 14 March to promote her latest novel ‘Fled’.

‘Fled’ takes readers on a well-researched, historical journey of Jenny Trelawney; an English highwaywoman shipped to an Australian penal colony on theft charges.

After famine hits the penal colony, Jenny leads a grand escape plot to flee on the unknown ocean in a small boat.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Major George Seymour said visiting authors are a welcome addition to the Lines in the Sand: Inspiration for Readers and Writers programme.

“The Fraser Coast Regional Libraries’ Lines in the Sand offers an extensive programme for aspiring writers and members of the community interested in writing,” Cr Seymour said.

“We are proud of the programmes and events on offer in our region’s libraries and encourage the community to make the most of opportunities like Ms Keneally’s visit.”

Ms Keneally’s debut solo novel is based on real life convict Mary Bryant; the only successful female to escape a convict colony.

‘Fled’ transports readers into an epic adventure of convict life in Australia.

Meg Keneally will be at the Fraser Coast Library on Thursday, 14 March from 2.00pm.

Bookings are essential  for this free event and can be made by phoning:  4197 4220 or online here.