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Morning Book Reading

Not Dark Yet: A Personal History, by David Walker

Reader: Dennis Maroney
Commenced: Monday, 10 December 2018

David Walker, Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University, lost his sight suddenly in 2004 due to macular degeneration. The experience caused him to look at his own past and the history of his family, early pioneers in South Australia.

Afternoon Book Reading

44 Scotland Street, by Alexander McCall Smith

Reader: Camilla Shaw
Commenced: 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.

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 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.

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