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Morning Book Reading

Dickens in Europe; essays selected and introduced by Rosalind Vallance

Reader: Pat Wearne
Commenced: Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Author Charles Dickens’ travels in Europe between the years of 1837 and 1865.

Afternoon Book Reading

Batavia by Peter Fitzsimons

Reader: Chris Stephens
Commenced: Friday, 30 August 2019

In 1629 the magnificent ship Batavia is on her maiden voyage to the Dutch East Indies carrying the greatest treasure ever to leave the Dutch Republic.  Off the coast of Western Australia, she strikes an unseen reef at night.

While the Commander sets off in the longboat to seek help, the 220 survivors on a small island are subjected to a regime of terror.

Children’s Book

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling

Reader: Sue Farrelly
Commenced: Friday, 5 July 2019

Harry Potter is about to begin his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but finds the school in a state of tension.

Sirius Black, the mass murderer, has escaped from Azkaban, the wizard prison, and is believed to be heading for Hogwarts and Harry.

Fact or Fantasy

Great Australian Working Dogs, compiled by Angela Good and Mike Hayes

Reader: Brian Paterson
Commenced: Saturday, 18 May 2019

Stories about Australian working dogs from across the country.

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