Book Readings on RADIO 1RPH

Morning Book Readings

The morning book readings can be heard on weekdays at 9:30 am with that day's episode repeated at 9:15 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 12:00 midday to 2:30 pm on Saturday. The current and future morning book readings are as follows:

H is for Hawk - by Helen McDonald.

Reader: Dorothy Brown.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Wednesday October 4, 2017.

The author's father, who was a respected photojournalist, died suddenly on a London street in 2007.  She is devestated and struggles with her grief during the difficult process of training a hawk she named Mabel. 


Afternoon Book Readings

The afternoon book readings can be heard Monday to Friday at 5:00 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday. The current and future afternoon book readings are as follows:

Picnic at Hanging Rock - by Joan Lindsay.

Reader: Sue Farrelly.

Publisher: Penguin Books.

This book reading begins on Thursday October 19, 2017.

It is St Valentine's Day and the boarders at Mrs Appleyard's College for Young Ladies are looking forward with great entusiasm to their holiday picnic at a local scenic spot.  But the day brings tradegy when three girls and a teacher mysteriously disappear on Hanging Rock.


Fact or Fantasy

Fact or Fantasy can be heard Saturday at 3:00 pm and is repeated on Thursday at 10:15 pm :

Napoleon: Warrior and Ruler - by William O'Conner Morris.

Reader: George Richard.

Publisher: G. P. Putnam.

This book reading begins on Saturday July 1, 2017.

A biographical work, tracing the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte.


Children's Book Reading

The Children's Book Reading can be heard on Fridays at 4:00pm and is repeated at 7:00am on Sunday morning. 

The Reptile Room - by Lemony Snicket.

Reader: Jamie Spence.

Publisher: .

This book begins on Friday October 13 2017. 

The Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny are taken to live with Dr Montgomery Montgomery, a distant relation.  Uncle Monty is devoted to the study of reptiles.

Life seems going well for the three orphans, but the evil Count Orlav has not given up his plans to get his hands on their enormous fortune.


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Caught in the Act - by Joan Lowrey-Nixon.

(second book of orphan train adventures).

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

This book will commence on Friday 20th February 2015. 

The book continues the story of the five Kelly children who were sent west by the Children's Aid Society to be adopted by farming families on the frontier. 

Michael Kelly, almost 12 years old, is adopted by a German family.  Mike suspects that the Friedrichs are hiding an ominous secret and is determined to find out what it is.