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The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

He’s won a Walkley award for his journalism; been editorial director at Fairfax and made the bestseller list with his book Buckley’s Chance. Now, the Geelong-born Garry Linnell has written a luminous work of novelistic nonfiction: Moonlite: The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite and the Bloody End of the Bushrangers.

On October 20, Garry Linnell will be in conversation about the book with Sunil Badami. The event will be live-streamed for free via the Roaring Stories Facebook page.

There are also 20 seats available to see the event in-person at the Royal Oak Hotel Balmain. To win a FREE ticket, make sure you’ve signed up to the Roaring Stories newsletter by 12 October to enter the subscriber-only competition.

A gay bushranger with a love of poetry and guns. A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening. A broken young man desperate for love and respect. These men – two of them lovers – are about to bring the era ofAustralia’s outlaws to a torrid and bloody climax. Moonlite is the true and epic story of George Scott, an Irish-born preacher who becomes, along with Ned Kelly, one of the nation’s most notorious and celebrated criminals. Told at a cracking pace, and based on many of the extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell, Moonlite is set amid the violent and sexually-repressed era of Australia in the second half of the 19th century.
With a cast of remarkable characters, it weaves together the extraordinary lives of our bushrangers and the desperation of a young nation eager to remove the stains of its convict past. But most of all, Moonlite is a tragic love story.

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Order a signed copy here.

Garry Linnell is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. Born and raised in Geelong, he has won several awards for his writing, including a Walkley for best feature writing. He has been editor-in-chief of The Bulletin, editor of The Daily Telegraph, director of news and current affairs for the Nine Network and editorial director of Fairfax. He spent four years as co-host of the Breakfast Show on 2UE and is also the author of four previous books – ‘Football Ltd: The inside story of the AFL’; ‘Raelene: sometimes beaten, never conquered’; ‘Playing God: The rise and fall of Gary Ablett’ and the bestselling ‘Buckley’s Chance’.

Sunil Badami is a writer, performer, broadcaster and Sydneysider. His work has appeared in publications in Australia and abroad, including Meanjin, Southerly, Island, Seizure, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays.

This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain with Penguin Random House
With thanks to our venue partner The Royal Oak Balmain


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