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A hilarious and heart-felt story of love, self-discovery and finding true happiness, from award-winning Wiradyuri author, Anita Heiss.

Peta Tully thinks taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord. That's why she is leaving him at home.

Peta loves her life in Sydney. She has a great job, three deadly best friends – Alice, Dannie and Liza – and a doting boyfriend. The only trouble is, she’s not sure she’s ready to settle down yet. So when she’s offered a twelve-month contract in Melbourne, which might just win her the job of her dreams, she doesn’t have to think twice. She packs her bags and jumps on a plane.

Peta takes a vow of celibacy, but with Melbourne filled with eligible bachelors, sticking to it proves harder than she imagined. As her mum always says, though, being faithful means you can still look at the menu, you just can’t order off it … Right?

About The Author

Photograph © Morgan Roberts

Dr Anita Heiss is an internationally published, award-winning author of 23 books; non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction and children’s novels. She is a proud member of the Wiradyuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation, and Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland. Anita is also the Publisher at Large of Bundyi, an imprint of Simon & Schuster cultivating First Nations talent, and a board member of the National Justice Project and Circa Contemporary Circus. As an artist in residence at La Boite Theatre, she adapted her novel Tiddas for the stage. It premiered at the 2022 Brisbane Festival and was produced by Belvoir St for the Sydney Festival in 2024.

Her novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, about the Great Flood of Gundagai, won the 2022 NSW Premier’s Indigenous Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize and the 2022 ABIA Awards. Anita’s first children’s picture book is Bidhi Galing (Big Rain), also about the Great Flood of Gundagai. Anita enjoys running, eating chocolate and being a creative disruptor.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (May 3, 2023)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761109935

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