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  • Published: 20 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753065
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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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...

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 ...

  • Pub date: 20 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753065
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

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.

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Praise for The Briny Cafe

“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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