The Canberra fairytale of Sally Thorne and The Hating Game

By Natasha Rudra
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:50pm, first published August 26 2016 - 11:10pm

Sally Thorne remembers with shining clarity the moment she realised her life was about to change in a huge way. "I remember going in to my desk at work [in the public service] and sitting down and just feeling like suddenly an escape hatch had opened in what was a pretty dry, corporate world," she says. "And I spoke to the guy next to me and I just said, 'I was given a book deal.'"

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