The Coast: Author Talk and Guides Tours

Sat 20 Aug 2022

11 am

The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial
50 Pine Avenue, Little Bay

Join us for a conversation with rising star in Australian Literature: Eleanor Limprecht as she launches her newest book, The Coast, a heartbreaking and soul-lifting universal story of love, courage, sacrifice and resilience.

$10 entry per person (donation to the museum)
Bookings are required. For all enquires contact Frida on 9093 6972 or by emailing

The Coast is a compelling novel based on meticulous research which evokes a near-forgotten aspect of Sydney’s history.

Experience readings from the Matron’s diary and fascinating guided site tours of the lazaret (leprosy colony) surrounded by the wild beauty of the sea cliffs and beach, and the Coast Hospital Cemetery which is home to as many as 2000 graves.

[The Coast] does that magic thing that all the best historical fiction does in brilliantly illuminating elements of now while still being wholly and convincingly a story of a very specific time and place.
Emily Maguire

Last Updated: 4 August 2022
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