Escaping from the past with Jazz

Escape from the Past by Anne Infante was launched on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the Brisbane Danish Club by the brilliantly funny Brisbane journalist and folk/jazz singer/songwriter Sue Wighton.

Anne signing books at her launch

Around sixty people gathered for the event which was MCd by Ian Clarke from the iconic Brisbane folk group the Wayfarers.

After Sue’s well-received speech and declaration that the book was now launched, Anne spoke about the three specific experiences that came together to create the story of William and Sally and their struggle, in their two very different time periods, to find out the truth of an event that happened over a hundred years previously and to clear William’s name; she then gave a reading from the book.

This was followed by four songs inspired by St Helena Island; Sue Wighton sang her original St Helena song, Mary Brettell sang St Helena by the late Tony Miles, Robbie Dunn sang his original The Ballad of St Helena and Anne finished the set with her own song The Devil’s On St Helena, which she recently recorded on her CD Women Do.

An author who attended said it was the best book launch she’d ever been to. All present certainly had a good time and everyone enjoyed the hospitality of their Danish hosts and their wondrous pastries.

Sue Wighton sings her song 'St Helena'.


Robbie Dunn sings 'The Ballad of St Helena'.


Julie Dendle reminds people at the launch why they are attending - to buy the book!


Anne (accompanied by Chris Euston from 'Stockade') sings 'The Devil's On St Helena'.


Ian Clark MC

All photos were taken by Mary Brettell .


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