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Briny Cafe

by Susan Duncan

Ettie Brookbank is the heart and soul of Cook’s Basin, a sleepy cluster of dazzling blue bays where the only way home is by boat.

However, as idyllic as her surroundings are, she is all too aware of the years slipping by without note.

While her good friend Sam, an offshorer born and bred, steadfastly guards the tranquillity of Cook’s Basin life, Ettie yearns for excitement, a challenge, the chance to live dangerously while her blood still runs hot. But she gave up believing in dreams long ago.

Then fate offers her a lifeline – the chance to breathe new life into a beloved local landmark.

Ettie’s salvation, it seems, is a lopsided little cafe on the water’s edge …


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31 August, 2011

About Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan enjoyed a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing The Australian Women's Weekly and New Idea. She now lives in her own patch of offshore paradise, Pittwater, in the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925. Her bestselling memoir, Salvation Creek won the 2007 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Dobbie Award, part of the Nita B Kibble awards for women writers. Its sequel, The House at Salvation Creek, was also a huge bestseller. She has now turned her hand to fiction and is the author of two novels: The Briny Cafe and Gone Fishing.



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