Rare Bird of Truth
Tonight I went to the launch of the fabulous Neal Drinnan's new novel Rare Bird of Truth at the wonderfully atmospheric Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point.
Neal is one of Australia's leading novelists, and I adore his quirky, campy tales of modern life and dissolution. I have been a fan of his ever since his first book, and he has accompanied me (in literary form) on several holidays.
This new book looks like it will be every bit as much fun as its predecessors, and Neal read some wonderful snippets to whet our appetites. Needless to say the readings were littered with lustful heroines, secret lesbian love affairs and clumsy transvestite stalkers.
Celebrities spotted included the gorgeous Mark Trevorrow (AKA Bob Downe), sexy novelist Linda Jaivin and Australia's hunkiest publishing industry executive Dan Ruffino. And yours truly.
Anyway, I can't wait to get started in on Rare Bird of Truth, which has been described as Alan Hollinghurst meets Martina Cole. Should be a hoot!