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  • Published: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9781863256049
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

Avoiding Mr Right




Peta thinks that '...taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord', that's why she is leaving him at home.

Peta thinks that '...taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord', that's why she is leaving him at home.

Peta Tully has found her Mr Right – the only trouble is, she's not sure she's ready to settle down. Not just yet, anyway - so when she's offered a twelve-month contract interstate which just might win her the job of her dreams, she puts her Sydney life on hold, packs her bags and jumps on a plane, leaving her doting boyfriend behind. Peta takes a voluntary vow of celibacy, but sticking to it proves harder than she imagines.

This is Anita Heiss's second book about Peta, Alice, Liza and Dannie, four deadly, desirable and dynamic thirty-something chicks from Sydney's eastern beaches.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9781863256049
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Anita Heiss

Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards. She lives in Brisbane.

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Praise for Avoiding Mr Right

“Anita Heiss is a fresh and bold new Australian voice in the genre of chick lit. So get comfy, grab a copy of Not Meeting Mr Right and prepare to be entertained and delighted by gorgeous Alice on her quest for true luuurve!”

girl.com.au

“There's lots of social commentary, hands-on sex, and brilliant satire here, heaps of black/white politics and revisionist history, and most impressive of all there's the most vivid, three-dimensional account ever written in any language of a truly serious hangover.”

Alex Miller

“Anita Heiss creates the genre of Koori chick lit in Not Meeting Mr Right”

Susan Wyndham, ‘This Year’s Best Books’ in Sydney Morning Herald

“Through its wit, charm and cheekiness, this novel is ... going to be dubbed the blackfella version of Bridget Jones Diary, with one difference, this one comes with a spear.”

Terri Janke, author Butterfly Song

“... An entertaining and often very funny, Bridget Jones-ish romp.”

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

“Anita is Aboriginal Australia's answer to Whoopi Goldberg.”

Jackie Huggins

“Great witty entertainment here, from a clever young Aussie author. More please.”

Woman's Day


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