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Council is pleased to announce that they are hosting Meg Keneally, author of bestseller Fled, and co-author of The Monsarrat Series, at the Parkes Library on Monday 29 March at 6.30pm, to discuss her latest book The Wreck.

Meg currently lives in Sydney with her husband and two children and works in Corporate Affairs, after having pursued a career in journalism and public relations.

She was a former SCUBA Diving Instructor who has always been fascinated by the ocean and history, in particular maritime history, and archaeology, which is reflected in her writing.

Meg's latest novel, The Wreck is a historical mystery set in 1820. It follows main protagonist, Sarah McCaffrey who is fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion. She finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound for the colony of New South Wales.

But when the mercurial Captain’s actions drive the ship into a cliff, Sarah is the only survivor.

Adopting a false identity, Sarah soon begins to believe she might have found a home – until her past follows her across the seas.

Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services Kerryn Jones said, "We are really excited to be hosting Meg in our newly renovated Library & Cultural Centre to discuss her latest book."

Bookings are required as numbers are limited. Please contact the Parkes Library on 6861 2309 or via library@parkes.nsw.gov.au to secure your place.

"For those wanting a copy of Meg's book, they will be available for purchase on the night," added Kerryn.