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GINSIGHTS AUTHOR EVENT: Jack Beaumont - Thursday 8 August

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On Thursday 8 August from 6 to 8 pm Big River Distilling Co and Paperchain Bookstore Canberra will co-host Ginsights with guest author Jack Beaumont, who writes under this pseudonym as a former operative in the clandestine operations branch of the French foreign secret service. He joined “The Company” after being an airforce fighter pilot and later flying special operations and intelligence missions. Jack’s background gives his spy novels a level of authenticity that provides the reader with a uniquely thrilling and disturbing experience.

Karen Chisholm from said in her review of Jack’s first novel The Frenchman: “The level of authority that shows in the details of the life of an agent, the hyper-vigilance, the routines for getting into and out of missions, and the clash when returning to family life is amazing.  All of which built into a story that fizzes along with speed and a constant ramping up of tension … This is seat of the pants thriller fodder, high octane action, almost fun and a bit rollicky in places, delivered with a lot of thought and a beating heart.” 


At Ginsights we will hear about the process of writing The Frenchman (2021) and Dark Arena (2024) and explore the forces and events impacting people at the centre and on the margins of these intense narratives.  And we will let Jack know that readers are keen to follow Alec de Payns on his next mission.


Jack will be signing books for sale at the event, and the full range of Big River cocktails and soft drinks will be available for purchase.  We will be pouring our Syrah Negroni as the signature cocktail for the night, a blood red, richly flavoured aperitivo.

All are welcome to come along to join this informal reader/writer conversation at Big River Distilling, Tenancy 3 Building 3, 1 Dairy Road Fyshwick.  Use Entry 2 off Dairy Rd and find us down near carpark P4.


Bookings required, tickets $5.

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