Dinner with Peter FitzSimons

Friday, 5 June 2009

Oh, I so want to go to this. LOVE Peter FitzSimons' work, love his wife Lisa Wilkins... just have to convince my husband to go to an artsy dinner with me. Wish me luck!

Tickets will go fast, so if you have a more obliging husband, email Meredith at Dalton's Books in a hurried fashion (or phone her on 6249 1844 ) to secure yourself a ticket. Just don't forget to leave a seat for little ole me!

Daltons Books and Radio 2CC are pleased to present the Canberra launch of
PETER FITZSIMONS' new biography
on Charles Kingsford Smith

June 18th
7.15 for 7.30pm
at the Federal Golf Club Red Hill

2 course dinner including drinks - $65 per person

Peter will be signing books after dinner

Please RSVP by 15th June

About the book:

Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men is a tribute to one of Australia's most loved heroes.

In an action-packed life, the indomitable 'Smithy' went from fighting as a soldier among the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front, to taking to the skies against the likes of the Red Baron - for which he won the Military Cross for gallantry - before becoming the greatest peacetime aviator of his generation.

Along with Charles Ulm, he was the first man to conquer the Pacific by air, the first to fly across the Tasman Sea, the fastest man to fly from England to Australia, and the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe by crossing the equator.

With typical flair, FitzSimons also tells the story of the several breakthroughs, some of which were discovered in Australia, which laid the foundation for the Wright brothers' success in 1903; the first flight across the Channel in 1908; Germany's Red Baron terrorising the Allies in 1917-18, before being shot down by an Australian; Ross and Keith Smith's breakthrough first flight from England to Australia in 1919; the formation of Qantas in 1921; Lindbergh's stunning vault between America and Europe in 1927; the Great Centenary Air Race, the loss of the Southern Cloud; the saga of Bert Hinkler and much more . . .

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is the author of nearly twenty books including Tobruk and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales and was Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer in 2001 and 2004. He is much in demand as an after-dinner speaker and the only Wallaby to have been sent from the field against the All Blacks. Unjustly, he swears!

2 comments:

Market Girl said...

Are you going to go........ I would love to go to this too!

moggies said...

Just work on the biography angle....and the threat of divorce!!!

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