Author in Focus – Julian Leatherdale

Saturday 24th October, 2.00 to 4.00pm at Katoomba Library

Palace of Tears Cover croppedCatch a glimpse inside the writing and storylines of Julian Leatherdale’s intriguing and acclaimed new novel, Palace of Tears, set in the Blue Mountains’ famous Hydro Majestic Hotel. This is an author talk featuring a historic photo display and will be followed by afternoon tea.

pf 830 pc edThis historic photo from the BMCLibrary’s image collection pictures Mark Foy, founder of the Hydro Majestic hotel, standing center back, wearing his wife’s hat and dress with wig. Fancy dress parties were all the rage in the Hydro’s heyday. Palace of Tears fictionalises Mark Foy as hotelier Adam Fox and the Hydro as the Palace at Meadow Springs, and weaves them into a dazzling story of family, passion, secrets and vengeance, woven through the hardships of both World Wars.

Find out more about the book and see our historic photos. Tickets $10 available in person from Megalong Bookshop or Katoomba Library. Or call 4784 1302 to book and 4780 5750 for information. Limited spaces available.

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