Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Author Carol Baxter, "the history detective", at Hurstville Library

Author Carol Baxter
Join Carol Baxter at Hurstville Library when she talks about her writing and introduces her latest book The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable which tells the true story of John Tawell, the first "murderer" caught using the electric telegraph. The consequences of his apprehension and his sensational trial launched the Communication Revolution.
Thieves, murderers, adulterers and philanderers are just some of the real life rogues acclaimed author and genealogist Carol Baxter brings to life in her popular Australian histories. Although not fiction, many reviewers and readers have commented that her books are, "as gripping as thrillers". 
With an extensive background in genealogical research, Carol ventured into the area of popular history writing when she discovered the delicious story of a pivotal sex-scandal in colonial New South Wales, leading to her first book. An Irresistible Temptation in 2004, followed by Breaking the Bank: An Extraordinary Colonial Robbery and Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady: the true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg. 

Carol is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Thursday 26 June @ 7.00pm
Bookings: Online at the library website or 9330 6142

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