Mecure Ballarat are delighted to host Peter FitzSimons as he visits Ballarat and launches his latest book ‘James Cook’.
Join at Mecure Ballarat on November 28 at 6.30pm, where you will have the pleasure of hearing the masterful storyteller Peter FitzSimons speak. Tickets are $60 per person and include a two course meal. Peter will be available at the conclusion of the evening for a book signing.
Peter FitzSimons is Australia’s bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald.
With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil, FitzSimons contrasts Cook against another figure who looms large in Australasian history: Joseph Banks, the aristocratic botanist. As they left England, Banks, a rich, famous playboy, was everything that Cook was not. The voyage tested Cook’s character and would help define his legacy.
Now, 240 years after James Cook’s death, FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James was at heart. His strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes.