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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Briny Cafe
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'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?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Bob
  • Author's note:
    Cook's Basin does not exist. Nor does The Briny Cafe. Nor do any of the characters or events that I've written about. This is a work of fiction but it is, of course, a homage to Pittwater and the fabulously quirky people who make it such a wondrous place to live.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 358p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 September 2011.
      • Includes: Recipes from The Briny Cafe (pp. 351-358)
      ISBN: 9781742754383 (ebk.), 9781741668209 (pbk.)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Surrender to Summer 2 Alison L. Booth , Susan Duncan , Deborah O'Brien , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013 9532013 2013 selected work novel North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013

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Works about this Work

In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Play Abandoned Garry Disher , 2011 single work novel ; Triptych : An Erotic Adventure Krissy Kneen , 2011 selected work short story ; The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
Duncan to Speak on Pittwater Novel Jade Ginnane , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 30 September 2011; (p. 21)
Sea Change Success Story Jennifer Chapman , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 2 October 2011; (p. 3)
Salvation Beside the Sea Susan Bugg , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 September 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10 September 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10 September 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
Salvation Beside the Sea Susan Bugg , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 September 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Play Abandoned Garry Disher , 2011 single work novel ; Triptych : An Erotic Adventure Krissy Kneen , 2011 selected work short story ; The Briny Cafe Susan Duncan , 2011 single work novel
Sense of Community Karen Hardy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 September 2011; (p. 3)
Sea Change Success Story Jennifer Chapman , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 2 October 2011; (p. 3)
Duncan to Speak on Pittwater Novel Jade Ginnane , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 30 September 2011; (p. 21)
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