> Skip to content
  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781741668209
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $32.99

The Briny Cafe




Brimming with warmth and wit, Susan Duncan's first novel is a delicious tale of friendship and love, and the search for a place to call home...

Ettie Brookbank is the heart and soul of Cook's Basin, a sleepy offshore community comprising a cluster of dazzling blue bays. But for all the idyllic surroundings, Ettie can't help wondering where her dreams have disappeared to.

Until fate offers her a lifeline - in the shape of a lopsided little café on the water's edge.

When Bertie, its cantankerous septuagenarian owner, offers her 'the Briny' for a knockdown price, it's an opportunity too good to miss. But it's a mammoth task - and she'll need a partner.

Enter Kate Jackson, the enigmatic new resident of the haunted house on Oyster Bay. Kate is also clearly at a crossroads - running from a life in the city that has left her lonely and lost. Could a ramshackle cafe and its endearingly eccentric customers deliver the new start both women so desperately crave?

  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781741668209
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan enjoyed a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, The Australian Women's Weekly and New Idea.

Susan has published two bestselling memoirs, Salvation Creek and its sequel, The House at Salvation Creek, and two novels, The Briny Café and Gone Fishing.

Also by Susan Duncan

See all

Praise for The Briny Cafe

The Briny Cafe is a delightful, refreshing read. One gets a clear picture of the life of this small community by the water.

Cheryl Akle, The Circle

You'll fall in love with this gentle, character-filled tale of life on the edge.

Australian Women's Weekly

With this cast Duncan embraces the gamut of human emotions and experiences in an engaging and satisfying manner which makes enthralling reading...it is an uplifting, feel-good story encouraging us all to follow our dreams.

Annie Hartland, Toowoomba Chronicle

Related titles