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The Long Table - Robert Dessaix

Join us at The Long Table with raconteur, memoirist and essayist Robert Dessaix for the release of his latest book, The Pleasures of Leisure. Take time out from the busy working day - over a beautiful two-course autumn-inspired Muse lunch - to explore how leisure can give us back our freedom.

Discuss the importance of walking without a destination, of socialising without networking, and naturally, of perfecting the art of the siesta. Thoughtful, witty, erudite - The Pleasures of Leisure is a lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

Tickets: $75

Entry includes two course lunch, glass of wine or soft drink, tea or coffee and a copy of The Pleasure of Leisure (RRP $29.99)

Please note that seating is strictly limited to 20 guests.



Robert Dessaix is the author of the memoir A Mother's Disgrace; the novels Night Letters and Corfu; a collection of essays and short stories (and so forth); and the travel memoirs Twilight of Love and Arabesques. In 2012 he published the collection of originally spoken pieces As I Was Saying, and in 2014 the meditation What Days Are For. A full-time writer since 1995, Robert Dessaix lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

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