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The Magpies Nest

Jacqueline Perry-Strickland

A costume shop. An enchanted gown. A mystery. A romance. A novel

After living it up in London on a working holiday, Sally Boleyn returns to Australia with a thud. Her travels, experiences, and getting of wisdom abroad ensure she comes back a changed woman. But life in Perth has not changed. Her parents blather about neighbourhood trivialities, and the biggest things in her friends’ lives are their trips to Bali, dates with footballers, and home renovations. Sally struggles to accept life in her home town – ‘Dullsville’.  

While she plots her escape, she is lured into The Magpie’s Nest. Run by Ruby Sullivan, the Grand Madame of costuming and wardrobe, this shop is an alternative reality of fancy-dress and make-believe. And sequins. Lots of sequins. As Sally gets tangled in the mystery of an enchanted emerald gown will she let new love blossom? New love for her old town, and a new love to unfetter her heart?

Prepare to be bewitched!



About the Author

Jacqueline grew up in Stanthorpe, Queensland, and variously called Brisbane, Stockholm, Tokyo, Florence, London and Dublin home before settling in Perth, Australia, and freelancing as a travel writer. Apparently, she has always been able to spin a good yarn, and when she’s not knitting she writes a bit, too.










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ISBN: 9781925209112
Format: Paperback B 198mm x 128mm
Extent: 312 pages
RRP: $24.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Australian fiction