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The One and Only Dolly Jamieson - Lisa Ireland

In conversation with local author Ellie O'Neill

2023-02-08 17:30:00 2023-02-08 18:30:00 Australia/Melbourne The One and Only Dolly Jamieson - Lisa Ireland A compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine with a truly unbreakable spirit. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome) -

Wednesday, February 08
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-08 17:30:00 2023-02-08 18:30:00 Australia/Melbourne The One and Only Dolly Jamieson - Lisa Ireland A compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine with a truly unbreakable spirit. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome) -

A compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine with a truly unbreakable spirit.

Life is full of downs and ups . . .

Dolly Jamieson is not homeless, she’s merely between permanent abodes. The 78-year-old spends her days keeping warm at the local library, where she enjoys sparring with the officious head librarian and helping herself to the free morning tea. It’s not so bad, really.

But it’s certainly a far cry from the 1960s, when this humble girl from Geelong became an international star of the stage. As the acclaimed lead in the Broadway production of The Rose of France, all Dolly’s dreams had come true.

So how, in her old age, did she end up here?

When Jane Leveson, a well-to-do newcomer to the library, shows an interest in Dolly, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship – and soon Jane is offering to help Dolly write her memoirs.

Yet Dolly can detect a deep sadness in the younger woman’s eyes. Perhaps by working together to recount the glittering highs, devastating lows and tragic secrets of Dolly’s life, both women can finally face their pasts and start to heal . . .

After working for many years as a teacher (and a brief stint as a professional organiser – before Marie Kondo made it cool), Lisa Ireland is now a full-time writer.

Formerly of Geelong, Lisa now lives with her husband in a small town in Gippsland, Victoria. When not writing, she spends her days mentoring aspiring authors, drinking coffee, and playing minion to her incredibly spoiled dog, Lulu.

Lisa's seventh novel, The One and Only Dolly Jamieson, will be published in January 2023.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Mon, Feb 06 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tel: (03) 4201 0600

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Wed, Mar 08, 11:30am - 11:50am
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