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Morning Book Reading

The Memory Room, by Christopher Koch

Reader: Peter Johnston
Commenced: Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Vincent Austin’s fascination with espionage is shared by his friend, Erika Langer. Vincent joins the secret service (ASIS) and Erika becomes a journalist. After he is expelled from China, Vincent is placed in the Registry section of ASIS (the “Memory Room” of the title).

A spy thriller set in Tasmania, China and Canberra.

Afternoon Book Reading

Emma, by Jane Austen

Reader: Jenny Murphy
Commenced: Monday, 7 January 2019

Miss Emma Woodhouse was a young lady born with all the advantages in life. She was good looking, intelligent, rich and had always been surrounded by affection and loving attention.

It was not surprising that she had developed too high an opinion of herself and her abilities. When Emma turned to matchmaking on behalf of her friends, her inexperience became very obvious.

Next Morning Book

Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver

Reader: Dorothy Broom
Commencing: Friday, 1 March 2019

A Tennesse town grapples with a miracle that turns out to have environmental causes.

Heroine, Dellarobia stumbles on an inexplicable vision on a mountainside intended for logging. The discovery brings her internet fame.

Next Afternoon Book

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Reader: Jenny Murphy
Commencing: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Kathy H, Ruth and Tommy grew up in a peculiar boarding school, Hailsham, where the teachers are known as “guardians”.

The children discover that they are clones intended to provide vital organs for non-clones, known as “originals”. Kathy, aged 31, is resigned to her fate as a prospective organ donor.  

Children’s Book

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 in the Harry Potter series.

Fact or Fantasy

Tomorrow to be Brave, by Susan Travers

Reader: Elizabeth Oates
Commenced: 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.

Next Children’s Book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling

Reader: Jenny Murphy
Commencing: Friday, 1 March 2019

Harry Potter is twelve years old and about to begin his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Dobby the house elf does everything he can to prevent Harry returning to school, claiming that great danger awaits him there.

This is the second book in the Harry Potter series.

Next Fact or Fantasy

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