Daily Archives: October 25, 2013
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Walter Mason is a travel writer, with a keen interest in spirituality, and a background in the bookselling and publishing industry. He is the author of Destination Saigon, and more recently of Destination Cambodia. And he is coming to Katoomba Library on Saturday November 16, 2013 at 2pm to give a FREE Author Talk!
Destination Cambodia has been described as “a joyful and constantly fascinating literary journey in which Cambodia is vibrant and its people excited about the future while never denying their haunted past.” The book is full of Walter’s cheeky witticisms, and his observations of the small events that mostly go by unnoticed and yet in Walter’s hands turn into “utterly memorable, often riotously funny but as often genuinely touching anecdotes”. Overall it is a deeply personal exploration of Cambodia, full of genuine affection and intrigue despite the many hardships faced by the Cambodian people.
Join us to hear Walter share about his experiences in travelling and in writing, and to see some of the amazing images he has captured on his journeys. Afternoon tea will be provided, and copies of Walter’s book will be available for purchase courtesy of Megalong Books. Places are limited, so please book by calling 4780 5750 or seeing library staff at any branch.