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Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 78-Storey Treehouse breaks new record!

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 78-Storey Treehouse has sold more copies on its first day than any other Australian book, according to Dymocks and Booktopia.

At Dymocks, sales for the sixth instalment in the ‘Treehouse’ series were up 40% on its predecessor The 65-Storey Treehouse, with first-day sales topping 3000. The 65-Storey Treehouse sold 2250 copies on its first day in Dymocks stores last year.

Dymocks category manager Imogen McNamara said the ‘Treehouse’ series has ‘eclipsed previous bestselling Australian author Matthew Reilly, whose most successful titles are third (Five Greatest Warriors, 2009) and fourth (Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves, 2011) on the list of top selling Australian books’.

Truly Madly Guilty film rights optioned by Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman

Film rights to Moriarty’s latest novel Truly Madly Guilty have been optioned by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s respective productions companies Pacific Standard and Blossom Films.

The two production companies partnered to purchase the rights after previously collaborating on a limited series adaptation of Moriarty’s book, Big Little Lies, for US broadcaster HBO.

The deal was brokered by Jerry Kalajian of the Intellectual Property Group and attorney Matt Sugarman on behalf of Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown Australia and Faye Bender in the US.

Truly Madly Guilty was released in Australia in August, debuting at the top of the Australian bestsellers chart.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christine Dibley
Christine Dibley

21 JANUARY 2017

Join Christine Dibley to celebrate the release of her debut novel, To The Sea, at Fullers Bookshop.

EVENT TIME: 2:00 PM

VENUE: Fullers Hobart
131 Collins Street Hobart TAS 7000

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Margaret Court
Margaret Court

31 JANUARY 2017

Join this once in a lifetime athlete at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and learn more about her upbringing, her time on the professional tour and her views on the modern game in a one-on-one interview with Courtney Walsh (Chief Tennis Writer for The Australian). This fantastic event is limited to just 150 people and includes a copy of Margaret's new autobiography, free canapes and additional guest speakers.

EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM

VENUE: Geelong Lawn Tennis Club
12-20 Sommers Street Belmont VIC 3216

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Margaret Court
Margaret Court

1 FEBRUARY 2017

Margaret Court was the youngest player to win the Australian Open at 17; the first woman to achieve the singles Grand Slam in the Open Era; and nearly forty years after her final match, Margaret's achievement of 64 major championships remains an all-time record. Hear the incredible story of what lit a fire in the girl from Albury to make her the most extraordinary tennis champion of all time.

EVENT TIME: 12:30 PM

VENUE: RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000

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George Gittoes
George Gittoes

7 FEBRUARY 2017

Join George Gittoes for a talk about his life as an artist, activist and filmmaker -- and now author.

EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM

VENUE: Gleebooks, Glebe
49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037

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Jessica Sepel
Jessica Sepel

11 FEBRUARY 2017

Come and join Jessica Sepel to celebrate the official launch of her second book Living the Healthy Life. You may expect a Q&A, healthy brunch canapes and beverages.

EVENT TIME: 9:30 AM

VENUE: Watson
1 Military Rd Watson's Bay NSW 2030

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