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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...

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 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 ...

Reviews

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

Australian Women's Weekly

A delightful, refreshing read.

Cheryl Akle, The Circle

Susan Duncan has the elusive gift of being able to write in a warm and instantly engaging manner... The Briny Cafe is filled with sympathetic characters who espouse the fine qualities of generosity and loyalty that are necessary to live life in a beautiful idyll.

The Saturday Age

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742753065

    March 20, 2012

    Bantam Australia

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781741668209

    September 1, 2011

    Bantam Australia

    370 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742754383

    August 31, 2011

    RHA eBooks Adult

    368 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
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Also by Susan Duncan

The House on the Hill
Surrender to Summer 2
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Gone Fishing
Tales from Pittwater
A Life On Pittwater
The House At Salvation Creek
Salvation Creek

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To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
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Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
Colombiano
The Trip of a Lifetime