Monday, March 22, 2010

Author ecounter @ Lindfield Library : Walter Mason

Author Encounter at Lindfield Library with Walter Mason

When: Wednesday 24 March
Venue: Lindfield Library, 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
Time: 10.00am for a 10.30am start
Cost: $5.00 (includes light refreshments)
Bookings are essential and can be made at all branches of Ku-ring-gai Library, by phoning 94240 428 or emailing us at
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

About the talk

From the crazy heat and colour of Saigon to the quieter splendour of Hanoi, Walter Mason gives us a rare, joyous and at times hilarious insight into twenty-first century Vietnam. Seduced by the beauty and charm of its people, and the sensuousness of its culture, we can almost taste the little coconut cakes cooked over a fire in a smoky Can Tho kitchen, or smell the endless supplies of fresh baguettes and croissants just out of city ovens.

Travelling off the beaten track to far-flung villages and lesser-known towns, we cruise along the Mekong, board hopelessly overcrowded local buses or perch perilously on the back of motor-bikes. Behind-the-scenes visits to Buddhist monasteries reveal a quieter and more transcendent world beyond the busy day trips of tourists. And in the process we begin to see the country through the eyes of its people.
Join us as we get a taste of the real Vietnam and its people on a sometimes funny, always fascinating journey from the bustling cities to out of the way villages, into Buddhist monasteries and along the Mekong - a real delight for armchair travellers and those contemplating their own adventure.

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