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Books – Author Helen FitzGerald brings her new book to The Avenue

POPULAR author Helen FitzGerald will be at the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss her work and introduce her new book, The Cry, at Primavera Bistro on Wednesday 13th November from 7pm – 8pm.


In The Cry, a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, setting off a police investigation that will become a media sensation. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.


Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.”


Helen FitzGerald is one of thirteen children and grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children.


To book a space at this free event contact Waterstones or Primavera Bistro in the Avenue.


The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.


For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.


Valentine’s Day meal for two at The Avenue

Lovebirds have a chance to win a romantic meal for two at Il Pavone Sud in The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns.

In a fab new Valentine’s competition, The Avenue is inviting loved-up shoppers to name the fantastic Italian Restaurant at The Avenue for a chance to win the prize of a delicious three course meal for two with a bottle of house wine.

Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “Everyone knows that Italian cuisine is the food of love, so where better than Il Pavone Sud to spend a romantic evening? And I do hope my husband is reading this!

“Il Pavone enjoys a wonderful reputation for providing exceptional Italian food and service and prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients to prepare first-class Italian cuisine from authentic pizza and pasta to fresh seafood and its special Valentine’s menu looks absolutely delicious!”

Pavone Sud’s Valentine’s Menu features starters of: home made Italian meatballs; home-made traditional Tuscan soup; chicken liver pate; sautéed king prawns; mixed crostini and fresh rope mussels cooked in vodka.

Main dishes include: risotto porcini; fresh sea bass fillet; grilled ribeye; spinach and ricotta cannelloni; grilled chicken supreme marinated in lemon and rosemary; taglatelle tossed in a tomato sauce with Italian sausage and a touch of pesto and linguine pasta tossed in garlic olive oil and chilli with fresh mussels. A dessert platter for two, meanwhile, offers tiramisu and profiteroles.

Meanwhile, a caricaturist will be in situ at The Avenue on Sunday 12th February for anyone that would like their caricature done for their special valentine and popular mall mascot Newton will be walking up The Avenue on Valentine’s Day, handing out chocolate hearts to help shoppers get into a romantic frame of mind.

The Avenue’s Valentine’s competition opens on Wednesday 1st February with entries closing at 12 noon on Tuesday 14th February. Entry forms are available throughout The Avenue and should be posted in the entry box on the mall or returned to the management office by thedeadline date.