Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

When Maggie, Fran and Rose met in their youth, they had dreams and ambitions. Forty years later, the three friends are turning sixty, each of them restless and disenchanted with their lives.

In an attempt to recapture the sense of freedom and purpose they once possessed, they decide to retrace the steps of their 1978 backpacking trip through Europe and set off on an odyssey that will test their friendship, challenge their beliefs and redefine the third age of their lives. What could possibly go wrong?

In researching Sixty Summers, Amanda embarked on a European trip retracing her own youthful journey from the 1970s and documented in this blog

Amanda Hampson grew up in rural New Zealand. She spent her early twenties travelling, finally settling in Australia in 1979 where she now lives on the Northern Beaches. Writing professionally for more than 20 years, she is the author of two non-fiction books, numerous articles and novels The Olive Sisters, Two for the Road, The French Perfumer and The Yellow Villa

Books will be available for purchase on the day.

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Enquiries: 9976 1739

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$8 - Concession Admission
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$10 - Adult Admission
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Manly Library
1 Market Place
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Amanda Hampson Literary Lunch

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