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Author Peter FitzSimons set to visit Tweed Library

SPECIAL GUEST: Author, journalist and former Test rugby union player Peter FitzSimons will speak at the Tweed Library in November.
SPECIAL GUEST: Author, journalist and former Test rugby union player Peter FitzSimons will speak at the Tweed Library in November. Sharon Smallwood

BEST-SELLING author, former rugby Test player, radio celebrity and celebrated sports journalist Peter FitzSimons will present a free talk at Tweed Heads Library on Wednesday, November 2.

Mr FitzSimons, one of Australia's best-selling non-fiction authors, will speak at the library at 11am to celebrate the release of his latest book Victory at Villers-Bretonneux.

He has written more than 27 best-selling books, including biographies on former opposition leader Kim Beazley, Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and aviator Sir Charles Kingscliff Smith.

A former Test rugby player with the Wallabies, and now a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Herald Sun, FitzSimons is described by some as Australia's finest sports journalist and has also penned books on Ned Kelly, Gallipoli and Tobruk.

He is also head of the republican movement in Australia.

Richmond Tweed Regional Library acting area librarian Christie Campbell said it was exciting to host the high profile author with a long and diverse career.

"His latest book tells the story of Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders. It is the Australians who are called on to save the town and the entire battle,” she said. Copies of Victory at Villers-Bretonneux will be available for purchase on the day and light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings Tweed Heads library on (07) 5569 3150.

Topics:  author peter fitzsimons rugby union tweed heads library whatson



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