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Sunday, October 26, 2008


I'm staying at The Limes - a boutique 'design' hotel so cool they don't do anything as mundane as serve breakfast. Instead they provide a proper kettle and mugs, a jug of real milk in the fridge and a top selection of teas and coffees - and a list of Brisbane's best breakfast cafes.

At first I was outraged - I WANT MY ROOM SERVICE!!! - but I'm converted. Loved walking to Cafe Cirque this morning, where I had avocado, tomato and basil on toast. Yum.

I am slightly stressed about my first live event tonight (see details below...), but will be boosted by wearing my new Easton Pearson top. As I am in the label's home town - I'm having dinner with the designers Lydia and Pam tonight - I am going to declare that I'm wearing Local Costume. Also going to their flagship store today, swoon, thrill, pant. Yes, I am very very shallow.

And continuing the theme of from my last post - the absolutely delightful young man on the front desk at the hotel here, turns out to be Lydia Pearson's son, Felix.

This is where I will be tonight:
BRISBANE - Monday 27th October, 6:15pm to 8:pm
Talk about the book, Q&A and signing.
MARY RYAN BOOKSTORE 40 Park Road, Milton.

It would be lovely to see you.

Maggie x

Rest of tour:
SYDNEY - Tuesday 28th October, 12.30 to 1.30pm
DYMOCKS George Street, CBD
Now this will be funny. This one is actually about In Bed With - the anthology of absolutely FILTHY short stories that I have co-edited with my best writer gal pals Kathy Lette, Jessica Adam and Imogen Edwards-Jones.Kathy, Jessica and I will be in store - along with some lingerie models who I will be trying very hard not to stand next to - and some of the contributors, including my old colleague Emma Tom.

MELBOURNE - Thursday October 30th, 6:30pm to 8pm
Talk about How To Break Your Own Heart, followed by Q & A and signing.
READINGS BOOKSTORE 701 Glenferrie Road,Hawthorn

SYDNEY - Friday October 31st, 1pm to 2pm
Talk about How To Break Your Own Heart, Q & A, signing.
CONSTANT READER BOOKSTORE EVENT Stanton Library, 234 Miller St, Crows Nest.

1 comment:

  1. Went to Stanton Library and was sorry/embarrassed that the audience seemed a bit dull. Should have gone to the Dymocks talk on the other book 'Filth'! Maggie very interesting nonetheless, as I expected....felt I would have liked to have invited Maggie out for coffee to get away from that boring woman introducing her..she didn't even say thankyou to Maggie at the end. I have been a really big fan of Maggie's for so long and constantly connect with her thoughts and day to day ponderings in SMH. Please come back soon Maggie!!!!