Fiona McIntosh

The Sugar Palace

Sydney in the roaring 1920s when the city’s ambition is reflected in its magnificent design for a single span bridge that awes the world. Grace Fairweather harbours ambition just as daring. She works in her parents grocery store in the historic Rocks area but her plans are to open her own exciting confectionery store in the impressive Queen Victoria Building. And Alfie Sweeting who steps into her life from the wrong end of town wants to help her realise her vision but he is happy to take shortcuts that leads Grace into danger and despair towards opium dens, two up houses, razorgangs and the brothel madams who aren’t scared of anyone and could destroy Grace’s dream.

Out Oct 2023