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Literary Lunches at Cleveland

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When my daughter suggested that we attend a recent literary lunch at the local hotel I baulked at the suggestion; too many flashbacks of silver haired English teachers lecturing about Chaucer and Shakespeare. So it was in bad humour that I attended said function as a plus one.

As always, the Grand View Hotel in Cleveland, overlooking picturesque Moreton Bay, proved a setting that put everyone at ease, as did the glass of wine as we entered. The crowd was mixed, including Uni students, young mothers out for lunch, and older couples, as well as the odd suited gentleman.

Comfortable, casual Grand View Hotel
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The author of the day proved good company and shared tales that were not necessarily included in her book. In spite of not being a fan of political memoirs, I found the author's presentation both interesting and entertaining, and am sure the informal and relaxed setting ensured that the other patrons did too.

The Grand View Hotel is hosting another two literary luncheons in coming weeks.

Literary Lunch Dates
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On Wednesday, 29th April, commencing at noon, Elizabeth Bard will be presenting her latest book, Picnic in Provence, a follow up to her previous memoir, Lunch in Paris.

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On Tuesday, 5th May, again commencing at noon, Australian author Kate Grenville will be talking about her recently released book, One Life: My Mother's Story.

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Bookings are essential for both functions and for catering purposes tickets must be prepaid.

Ticket prices are: $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non members, and include a two course meal and a glass of wine on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased by phone on 07 3286 1002 or email reception@

If this is not something you've done before, it is worth giving it a try. As I said, you do not have to be a fan of the author, and it's not about the syntax or punctuation or even scribes long since dead.

I look back with fondness on Anna Bligh telling the audience that the most positive thing about her reign was that the Maroons never lost a game under her watch.
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When: From Noon (lunch)
Phone: 07 3286 1002
Where: 49 North Street, Cleveland Point Qld 4163
Cost: $40.00 for Members $45.00 for Non Members
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