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Shadows of Winter Robins with Louise Wolhuter

Shadows of Winter Robins with Louise Wolhuter at Art Bau Gallery


This is a wonderful, twisty fiction title full of family secrets. Louise Wolhuter is writing the kind of domestic drama that is rich in character and with a romping plot to boot!

And there it is: that pip of a moment. That instant. That fraction of a second. That weightless stillness at the very top of a ball’s bounce, between its going up and falling down. My brother and I held hands, suspended somewhere in between the life we’d led as Nancy’s children, and the one we were destined to live thereafter.

Winter Robins is a happy enough child, growing up in the north of England, with parents who love her and the constant companion of a twin brother, but a cold wind blows through when her mother dies. Her father turns to the bottle, her grandmother struggles to cope, and she and her brother are sent to live in Western Australia with family their mother had never mentioned.

Although Winter quickly settles in Australia and comes to love her life and the people in it, she notices strange happenings in the shadows of her new home. When a news story prompts her to look back at her past, she begins to wonder whether things were really as idyllic as she remembers them.

As she uncovers secret after secret, she realises a much darker narrative may have been – and perhaps still is – playing out…


Louise Wolhuter grew up in northern England, moved to Queensland, before settling in Perth to raise a family. She currently works as an Education Assistant in a primary school, which leaves her early mornings, weekends and school holidays to write. Her debut novel, An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb, was published in Australia and the UK.

Event details:

  • Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 @ 6:45 PM (for a 7 PM start)
  • $30 (includes drinks and refreshments)
  • Art Bau Gallery – 1 Mitchell Rd, Brookvale

More info & tickets here.

The Listening Station is a welcoming monthly Book Club where you don’t have to have read the book! Featuring author conversations and lively community discussions about creativity and books, it’s hosted at ArtBau, a local art gallery that is literally made for “creating Art”. The Listening Station connects book lovers, readers, and authors in a truly special way.



18 Jun 2024


6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 18 Jun 2024
  • Time: 4:45 am - 6:00 am