The Festival by the Sea

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Michael Joseph, 2012 - Chick lit - 306 pages
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Gina Laurel is ready to move on from her quiet life at Shelly Beach - and she's got the brilliant job offer to prove it. But when her erstwhile lover - and director of the inaugural Shelly Beach Writers' Festival - takes a job in the city, Gina finds herself the last-minute fill-in as director of the chaotic seaside festival.

Before she can rejoin the rat race, she must negotiate her way through celebrity-author hissy fits, champagne galas, rogue pirates and giant mice . . . not to mention a love/hate relationship with the former festival director.

As the festival looms ever closer, Gina has some big decisions to make. Is she really ready to swap her ocean view for an office desk and the bright lights of the city?

From the author of The Shelly Beach Writers' Group comes the second hilarious instalment of Gina's adventures at Shelly Beach, full of wit, warmth and whimsy.

Praise for

'An entrancing story.' Woman's Day

'A classic reinvention story with universally appealing ingredients.' Daily Telegraph

'Utterly charming . . . A sweet, funny and wise story.' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

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User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

I felt this was a very long list of things to do and by the end I was quite tired! Here's to the next book.... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

June Loves is the author of over fifty non-fiction books for both children and adults, and she has been a newspaper journalist, freelance writer and teacher librarian. She now lives near the beach in Victoria with her husband.

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