Forty-eight years ago, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off with his family on his first diplomatic posting, to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. In the Russian winter of 2016 he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days? Tony Kevin had a successful and challenging diplomatic career, ending with ambassadorships to Poland (1991-94) and Cambodia (1994-97). He now applies his attention to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, a government and nation routinely demonised and disdained in Western capitals.
Tony Kevin invites readers to see this great nation anew: to explore with him the complex roots of Russian national identity and values, drawing on its traumatic recent seventy-year Soviet Communist past and its momentous thousand-year history as a great Orthodox Christian nation that has both loved and feared ‘the West’, and which the West has loved and feared back in equal measure.
91 STOREY TREEHOUSE Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Event at Tailrace 6:00pm Thursday 24 August
We are very excited to be hosting Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton for the Launceston launch of the 91 Storey Treehouse.
The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
Join Andy and Terry in their now 91-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button ...Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Publication Date: 8 August 2017
This is a ticketed event* (ticket costs as follows);
• 1 ticket = $15 • 1 ticket + 1 signed copy of 91 Storey Treehouse = $25 • 4 tickets + 1 signed copy of 91 Storey Treehouse = $60
*All attendees are required to have a ticket for entry. Note under 2’s are free of change if not requiring a seat.
* Petrarch’s will have a pop up shop available on the evening purchases available via EFT or Cash.
Andy and Terry will not be signing books at the event
(copies of the 91 Storey Treehouse will be pre-signed).
Make sure you come dressed with your best smile as there will be an opportunity for a happy snap with Andy and Terry!
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