Live Book Event: Rebecca Higgie, Author of The History of Mischief

Live Book Event: Rebecca Higgie, Author of The History of Mischief

Rebecca Higgie is a writer from Perth. Formerly an academic at Curtin University and Brunel University London, she has published research on satire and politics. Her creative work combines whimsy and play with extensive research and critical insights. Her stories and poems have appeared in publications such as WesterlyStories of Perth and Visible Ink. Her debut novel, The History of Mischief, won the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.

Now you get to hear from Rebecca and ask her questions.

Join Rebecca for this LIVE event:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8 PM – 8:30 PM AEST… on the Better Reading Facebook page.

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Find out what Inspired the Magic Behind The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

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24 September 2020

Find out what Inspired the Magic Behind The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

    Get a Taste of the Magic from Rebecca Higgie's New Novel, The History of Mischief

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    24 September 2020

    Get a Taste of the Magic from Rebecca Higgie's New Novel, The History of Mischief

      Magic and Madness: Read our Review of The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

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      22 September 2020

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          Synopsis

          When Jessie and her older sister Kay find a book called The History of Mischief, hidden beneath the floorboards in their grandmother's house, they uncover a secret world. The History chronicles how, since antiquity, mischief-makers have clandestinely shaped the past - from an Athenian slave to a Polish salt miner and from an advisor to the Ethiopian Queen to a girl escaping the Siege of Paris. Jessie becomes enthralled by the book and by her own mission to determine its accuracy.Soon the History inspires Jessie to perform her own acts of mischief, unofficially becoming mischief-maker number 202 in an effort to cheer up her eccentric neighbour, Mrs Moran, and to comfort her new schoolfriend, Theo. However, not everything is as it seems. As Jessie delves deeper into the real story behind the History, she becomes convinced her grandmother holds the key to a long-held family secret.The History of Mischief is about the many things we do to try to escape grief, and the stories we tell in order to protect ourselves and those we love.
          Rebecca Higgie
          About the author

          Rebecca Higgie

          Rebecca is a writer from Perth. Her whole life has been spent in the company of books, with careers in libraries and universities. Formerly an academic at Curtin University and Brunel University London, she has published research on satire and politics. She has worked in the stacks of the State Library of Western Australia and fostered childhood literacy as the Library Officer at Guildford Primary, WA’s oldest public school. Her creative work combines whimsy and play with extensive research and critical insights. Her stories and poems have appeared in publications such as WesterlyStories of Perth and Visible Ink. Her novel The History of Mischief won the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.

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