Morning Book Reading
The Daughter of the Territory, by Jacqueline Hammar
Reader: Sue Farrelly
Commenced: Monday, 2 July 2018
Daughter of the Territory is the amazing life story of Jacqueline Hammar. Jacqueline was born in Darwin in 1929 and lived for 50 years in the Northern Territory. Her childhood was spent in a number of bush towns before she was sent to school in Darwin. With the outbreak of World War Two, she moved to Brisbane to finish her education. After she returned to the Northern Territory, she met and married Ken, a stockman.
Afternoon Book Reading
Valhalla Rising, by Clive Cussler
Reader: Monty Fox
Commenced: Friday, 8 June 2018
A Dirk Pitt adventure. In 2003, on its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise liner Emerald Dolphin catches fire and sinks. Why didn’t the alarms sound? Were the revolutionary engines powering the ship connected with the tragedy?
Next Morning Book Reading
The Cornish Guest House, by Emma Burstall
Reader: Lesma Wood
Commencing: Monday, 13 August 2018
The novel is set in Tremarnock, a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers in the summer, but a sleepy Cornish village at other times of the year.
A family move in and open a guest house. This family creates all kinds of intrigue for the towns people and leads to mystery and crime.
Next Afternoon Book Reading
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Reader: Anne Fourlinnie
Commencing: Monday, 6 August 2018
This novel was written as a series of letters. In 1946 writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a native of Guernsey who found her name of the fly leaf of a second hand book. As they exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the life of this man and his friends, all members of a book club formed to protect them from arrest during the German occupation of Guernsey.
Shadow the Sheep Dog, by Enid Blyton
Reader: Sally Thompson
Commenced: Friday, 13 July 2018
The story of a special dog loved by a special boy. Shadow had many adventures and faced many dangers but he always won through.
Fact or Fantasy
Longitude, by Dava Sobell
Reader: Mo Richards
Commenced: 19 May 2018
The true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. The measurement of longitude depends on time and for many centuries no ship had a reliable means of establishing its whereabouts. In 1714 the British Parliament offered a large prize for the solver of the problem. John Harrison, an English clockmaker, devoted his life to the quest and was the inventor of friction-free clocks.
Next Children’s Book
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Next Fact or Fantasy
1815; The founding of Melbourne and the conquest of Australia, by James Boyce
Reader: Tim McQueen
Commencing: Saturday, 28 July 2018
In 1835 an illegal squatter camp was established on the banks of the Yarra. Men and sheep came afterwards from Tasmania. This illegal act opened up the continent to European settlement. By 1840 most of the best land in Victoria had been occupied.