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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.

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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