Beautiful Revolutionary

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Pub Date: 05/07/2019

Pages: 416

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Imprint: Scribe US

ISBN 13: 9781947534636

ISBN 10: 1947534637

Price: $17.00

Category: FICTION / Literary

Beautiful Revolutionary

By Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Price: $17.00



About the Book

It’s the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister’s daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny’s passive ways—and anxious for a savior. Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church….

Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. It follows Evelyn as she is pulled into Jones’s orbit—an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave.

About the Book

The thrilling new novel, inspired the events at Jonestown in the 1970s.


Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s short-story collection, The Love of a Bad Man (Scribe, 2017), was shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction and the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. She was chosen as one of the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival’s “30 Under 30.”


Australian Literature Society Gold Medal