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LaurelAve-Book-Launch-Nov2014-2AT a convivial and summery gathering at St Lucia Golf Club, on Sunday 9 November, more than 110 guests were welcomed by Nanette Lilley, and her family and staff, in order to mark the much-anticipated debut of Nanette’s book, Welcome to Laurel Avenue.

Current and former residents, one coming from Tasmania, relished the opportunity not only to renew acquaintances, but also to make new ones. As one attendee said, “We consider ourselves long residents of the area but soon realised how few people we actually knew…”

Another responded, “I loved meeting RT at the gathering, because I had not seen him since we played together as children in Rosebery Terrace, Chelmer.”

Doing the honours was noted Brisbane historian, author, and former alderman and MLA, Denver Beanland. Nanette responded by giving an account of how the book came to be, before presenting copies to several who had played key roles in the book’s production.

Finally, Nanette was presented with a striking arrangement of orchids set within a display of camphor laurel leaves.

Copies of Welcome to Laurel Avenue are available from the Nanette Lilley Property Centre, 291 Honour Avenue, Graceville, Queensland 4075 :: Phone: 07 3379 9322 :: Web: http://www.nanettelilley.com.au, as well as at selected retail outlets in Chelmer and Graceville.

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