Radio 1RPH Book Readings
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Morning Book Reading
Life as I know it, by Michelle Payne and John Harms
Reader: Penny Gornsen
Commenced: Friday, 19 October 2018
The autobiography of Michelle Payne, who rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015.
Afternoon Book Reading
Mermaid Singing, by Charmian Clift
Reader: Jenny Seedsman
Commenced: Monday, 29 October 2018
In 1954 Australian author, Charmian Clift, her husband, writer George Johnston and children, Marin and Shane, left London for the Greek island of Kolynos. They intended to spend a year there, earning their living as writers. They were to spend almost ten years in the Greek islands after buying a house on the more cosmopolitan island of Hydra.
Next Morning Book Reading
Prey to all, by Natasha Cooper
Reader: Annie Quarmby
Commencing: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Trish Maguire, a commercial lawyer with a flourishing career, becomes involved in a murder case when her friend, Anna, asks her to act as a legal advisor for a documentary Anna is producing about Deborah, a middle-aged woman sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her father.
Next Afternoon Book Reading
44 Scotland Street, by Alexander McCall Smith
Reader: Camilla Shaw
Commencing: Friday, 23 November 2018
44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh is the setting for several entertaining, eccentric, interesting characters living varied lives, expressing Edinburgh attitudes and expectations.
Originally published as a daily serial in the Scotsman newspaper.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,
by J.K. Rowling
Reader: Sue Farrelly
Commenced: Friday, 14 September 2018
Ten-year-old orphan Harry realises that he is not like other boys when he discovers that he can talk to snakes. Harry learns that he is a wizard and has been accepted as a pupil at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
This is the first book of the Harry Potter series.
Fact or Fantasy
Tomorrow to be Brave, by Susan Travers
Reader: Elizabeth Oates
Commencing: Saturday, 3 November 2018
The autobiography of Susan Travers, an Englishwoman who served with the Free French forces in North Africa during World War Two as a driver. She survived the battle of Bir Hakeim against the forces of Rommel’s Afrika Korps. After the war she applied to join the French Foreign Legion and served in Indo-China and Algeria. She was decorated with the Croix de Guerre and later, in old age, with the Legion d’Honneur.