Sunday, February 10, 2013

"My Name is Mata Hari" Book Event with publisher Lian Gouw, Feb. 16th, 2-4pm!

Florey's Books welcomes local publisher Lian Gouw as she presents the new historical novel "My Name is Mata Hari" by acclaimed Indonesian novelist Remy Sylado.

***Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

My Name is Mata Hari tells the story of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, a young Dutch woman who became the infamous dancer, courtesan, and World War I double agent known as Mata Hari. She married the older Rudolph MacLeod, a military officer, and travelled with him to the Dutch East Indies. Claiming her mother's Javanese ancestry, she changed her name to Mata Hari, Malay for "eye of the day".

Mata Hari danced on stages across Europe and the Middle East, and took many high-ranking military and government officials as her lovers. At the end of a tumultuous life, convicted for espionage during the First World War yet sustained by her pride, she said, "I am a genuine cortesan. And I am a dancer in the true sense."

About the event:

Lian Gouw, the publisher and president of Dalang Publishing will introduce Indonesian literature in translation
to English-speaking audiences. For more information on Ms. Gouw and Dalang Publishing, please see her site:


We hope to see you!

***Saturday, February. 16th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)