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Morning Book Reading

Some Sunny Day, by Dame Vera Lynn

Reader: Colin Stevenson
Commenced: Monday, 14 September 2020

The remarkable autobiography of the last great wartime icon. Born Vera Welch on 20 March 1917 in the East End of London, Dame Vera Lynn’s career was set from an early age – along with her father, who also did a ‘turn’, she sang in Working Men’s Clubs from just seven years old. She had a successful radio career with Joe Loss and Charlie Kunz in the 1920s and ‘30s, but it was with World War II that she became the iconic figure that captured the imagination of the national public.

This is Dame Vera’s vivid story of her life and her war – from bombs and rations to dance halls and the searing heat of her appearances abroad. Epitomising British fortitude and hope, Dame Vera gives a vivid portrait of Britain at war, and a unique story of one woman who came to symbolize hope and joy for a nation.

Afternoon Book Reading

The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton

Reader: Lesma Wood
Commenced: Wednesday, 2 September 2020

In a lazy English summer at the end of the 1960s, a young girl witnesses a shocking crime. Fifty years later, she sets out to find out the truth, uncovering layers of mystery and deception. As the story moves from London during the Blitz to the present day, this is classic Kate Morton: a compulsively readable, entrancing mystery with a long-held secret to be uncovered at its heart.

Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love. Published by Allen and Unwin, it won the Book Industry Award for fiction in 2013.

Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and young sons in Brisbane. Her books have sold over 10 million copies in 33 languages, in 38 countries. The Shifting Fog, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House have all been number one bestsellers around the world.

Children’s Book

Caught in the Act (Orphan Train Adventures #2), by Joan Lowery Nixon

Reader: Dorothy Broom
Commenced: Friday, 24 July 2020

Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

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