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FRI 21st - SUN 23rd OCTOBER 2022

Jessica North

Jessica’s most recent book is Mary Ann and Captain Piper: The remarkable true story of the convicts' daughter who became the toast of colonial Sydney.

She has worked at the Australian Research Institute for Environment & Sustainability at Macquarie University for the past fifteen years, including five as its Director.  Her previous book was  Esther: The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the colony and is also the author of four business guides and two lifestyle books, plus articles for the Australian Association for Environmental Education, Vogue Entertaining and Vogue Children.  Jessica is fascinated by the remarkable women of colonial Australia and is delighted to be bringing them out from the shadows. 

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