Author Angus Kennedy’s Engaging Fiction Unravels an Australian Wine Writer’s Interesting Life

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New book “Two Tickets To Dubrovnik” follows Andrew Johnston’s journey to Dubrovnik which becomes a turbulent exploit after he meets an old acquaintance.

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Author Angus Kennedy’s Two Tickets To Dubrovnik is an engaging fiction that follows the story of Andrew Johnston, an Australian wine writer, who goes to Dubrovnik to prepare an article for his editor on the wines and wineries of southern Rhône. He never realized how this trip will impact his life until an old acquaintance crosses his path bringing new surprises and challenges—he will face the conflicting challenges between his heart and his head. Readers will be compelled to take deep breaths, discover insights, and witness a beautiful story of life, a little romance, and the clash of two very different cultures.

This book takes readers to the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, the heart of the ancient Republic of Ragusa and now part of Croatia, which provides the setting for Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, who travels there to prepare an article on the wines and wineries of the southern Rhône region of France. During his stay in Dubrovnik, he meets up with an old Bordelaise wine making acquaintance, Lucien Delasalles, and is introduced to his family connections in the city, including his sister, Niki. Andrew is attracted to Niki but is warned by his landlady about Niki’s brother, Jakov, and his unsavoury friends, and against becoming too close to Niki’s family.

Interested and intrigued by Niki and her family, Andrew devotes more of his time to them and endeavours to discover more about the facts underlying the veiled warning that he has received. In spite of inviting the attentions of the local police, Andrew perseveres with his enquires but control of his life is taken out of his hands as he sees his ordered existence and his developing interest in Niki being blown away by the unfolding events surrounding her family. The time-enduring environment of the ancient town provides a sharp contrast to the rapidly moving events in this modern Balkan world and the outcome reflects the complex relationships that have always existed among people, no matter how apparently stable their environment.

In Two Tickets To Dubrovnik, Kennedy has written an equally captivating and breathtaking fiction where readers will find themselves with Andrew back in Australia, reminiscing on his short stay in Dubrovnik and the many things that happened. The story will leave them with questions and a desire for more stories of the same kind.

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About the Author
Angus Kennedy was born in 1946. After attending school and university in Sydney, he spent nearly 40 years in the sugar refining and winemaking industries in Australia and New Zealand and travelled extensively on winery business throughout Europe and the United States. He is currently retired and lives in Adelaide in South Australia.

Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4691-7686-4
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4691-7687-1
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4691-7688-8

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