Still the best job in the world

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Stephen Scourfield paddling on the Swan River.
Camera IconStephen Scourfield paddling on the Swan River. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

ssshh … it’s still a secret but …

Stephen Scourfield’s new book “(still) The Best Job in the World” will be officially launched on Thursday November 11.

And you are invited.

We are planning to hold a special event to mark Stephen’s 13th book at our home at Newspaper House in Osborne Park.

In conversation with Will Yeoman, Stephen will give insight into the themes of the book, how it was written, and how recent experiences in WA have inspired him.

Will and Stephen will also perform a scripted extract from the book, with Stephen reading and Will accompanying him on guitar.

Stephen Scourfield will bring the book to life at the event, with Will Yeoman's music.
Camera IconStephen Scourfield will bring the book to life at the event, with Will Yeoman's music. Credit: The West Australian

There will be drinks and nibbles, and guests will each receive a personally-signed copy of the book on the evening.

And there will be time for questions and conversation, of course.

This exclusive event will be from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and $40, including one signed copy of the book. Extra copies of the book, which will retail for $18, will be available for $10 each, only on the night.

There is no limit to the extra books that guests can buy at the discount rate. For example, you could sort Christmas in one go and buy 10, saving $80! Just saying...

Book your tickets here.

Still the Best Job in the World.
Camera IconStill the Best Job in the World. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

ABOUT THE BOOK

From Europe, Africa, Asia, Arabia, the Americas and Antarctica, Stephen Scourfield came home.

And in the locked-down, masked-up, self-quarantined coronavirus epidemic, he proved that important, beautiful and poignant travel stories are right on our doorstep in Western Australia.

What does a travel writer write when they can’t travel? This book, “(still) The Best Job in the World”.

Stephen says: “The best job in the world is about finding and telling stories. It is about adding to our society, our common understanding, our community and our empathy.”

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