Book launch: Betty Coracas
- Where Greek Centre
- Entry Free
Alien in Paris: World War 2 novel about a 19 year old Australian-French woman trapped in Paris during the German occupation, and interned first at the citadel of Besancon and for a much longer period at the internment camp of Vittel, France. The German occupiers placed barbed-wire fences around the five-star hotels of Vittel and created a model internment camp. It was used to negate rumours of the concentration camps. The mainly female British internees, many of them former academics, were permitted to run the camp themselves, as long as the internees obeyed curfew. The versatile women created a university within camp, and while the French public suffered due to fighting and food and power shortages, the internees of Vittel survived and thrived. The powerful story, based on true events, is one of love, courage, endurance, resilience and survival.
Stolen: A contemporary crime-thriller set in Melbourne, Athens, and Palermo, Sicily. A fast-paced novel of murder, illicit love and intrigue. How far would a powerful, wealthy man go to achieve what he most desires? Wealthy lawyer, Ulysses Papas had a beautiful wife, 3 daughters, a mistress and a 4th daughter but he was still unhappy. His womanising past had left destruction along the way.
Caterina - the Last Queen of Cyprus: 15th century Venetian noblewoman, Caterina Cornaro is married by proxy at age 14 to King James of Cyprus. At age 19, widowed and pregnant, she is Queen in her own right but is surrounded by enemies seeking to capture her Kingdom of Cyprus, Jerusalem and Armenia.
A Rebel's Redemption: The Author's memoir of her childhood and teenage years, adhering to her strict Greek-Cypriot conventions. At the beginning of her 3rd year university, she leaves home with the help of her College headmistress. The stain of leaving home follows her all the way back to Cyprus where her aunt, who is married to the priest of their village, makes shocking revelations to her. The revelations would drive her to seek redemption.
Betty Coracas is a Cypriot born Australian author, poet, children’s book illustrator and artist who migrated with her family to Melbourne as a child. She lives in Melbourne with her family and travels frequently, collecting material for her writing and painting on location. Historical novel, ‘Daughter of Venice’ written under the pen name, Donna Raven, was published in 2003. The second edition, with the new title, ‘Caterina – the Last Queen of Cyprus’ was published in 2022 in her own name. World War 2 novel, ‘Alien in Paris’, based on true events, was published in January 2022. The novel was based on a young Australian-French woman’s experience during internment, first at the citadel of Besançon, and for a much longer period at the internment camp of Vittel, France. Fictional novel, ‘Stolen’ was also published in 2022. The contemporary, fast-paced crime thriller was set in Melbourne, Australia, Athens, Greece and Palermo, Sicily. It is a story of illicit love, murder and intrigue. The Author’s latest book to be published in 2022 was her memoir, ‘A Rebel’s Redemption. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, the Author is forced to adhere to her strict Greek-Cypriot conventions. At the beginning of her 3rd year university, she leaves home with the help of her College Headmistress. The stain of leaving home follows her all the way back to Cyprus where her aunt, who is married to the priest of their village, makes shocking revelations to her. The revelations would drive her to seek redemption.
- LANGUAGE English
- CATEGORY Published Works > Book Launch
- EVENT SERIES Book Fair > Book Fair 2022
- SERIES DATES Saturday, 26/11/2022 – Sunday, 27/11/2022
- PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne