Book Club 'Ladies in Black'

Starting on 11 December 2018 11:30:00
We will meet on Tuesday 11 December to discuss 'Ladies in Black' (originally published as 'Women in Black') by Madeleine St John. Do join us afterwards for a special Christmassy lunch. 
At the very end of the Ladies Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn't for everybody - that was the point. Because there, at the very end, there was a lovely arch, on which was written in curly letters 'Model Gowns'.
Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, Ladies in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme... By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers.
With the lightest touch and the most tender of comic instincts, Madeleine St John conjures a vanished summer of innocence. Ladies in Black is a great novel, a lost Australian classic. 
Christmas Lunch
Do stay after the meeting for lunch in the Carabella Room. We will offer a special three course Chrstmas lunch comprising 
Confit Goulburn River King Trout saffron aioli, pickled mushrooms, chervil oil Duck
or Pork & Pistachio Terrine peach & date jam, brioche crisps, seasonal leaves, herb dressing
Main Course
Roast Turkey Breast sage & onion stuffing, crushed sweet potato, curly kale, cranberry sauce
or Pan Seared Cone Bay Barramundi Fillets crabmeat & bouillabaisse jus, shallot essence, spinach, snow pea tendrils
Warm Christmas Pudding brandy anglaise, dark cherry jam
or Christmas pudding ice cream Summer Berry Parfait Grand Marnier & raspberry gel, berry coulis, mint. 
Event details
Date: Tuesday 11 December
Time: Meeting 11.30am, Lunch 1pm
Venue: Carabella Room  
Cost: Members and their guests $7 pp, includes coffee, tea and biscuits.  
Christmas lunch $65 for 3 courses.
Online bookings close at 9am on the day of the event. Please book via Reception after this time 9955 7171.
NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.