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Morning Book Reading

A life in words: Collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, by Les Carlyon

Reader: John Rogers
Commenced: Monday, 22 January 2024

Les Carlyon was one of Australia’s greatest journalists and writers. His career in newspapers was stellar – he became editor of The Age at 33, and went on to become editor in chief of The Herald & Weekly Times. But he was always much more about the written word than about management, winning two Walkley Awards and the coveted Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award in a career where he covered everything from politics to horse racing.

From Don Bradman to Paul Keating, from Flemington to Flanders, from Henry Lawson to Clive James, A Life in Words is a collection of Les’s very best writing, taken from across his career.

36 episodes

Afternoon Book Reading

Radio Girls, by Sarah-Jane Stratford

Reader: Lorraine Litster, 1RPH
Commenced: Friday, 2 February 2024

London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio—still new, strange, and electrifying—is captivating the nation. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie’s insecurity.

18 episodes

Children / Young Adult Book Reading

Catweazle, by Richard Carpenter

Commenced: Tuesday, 9 January 2024

Catweazle was a magician who lived in the eleventh century, but however hard he tried, his spells hardly ever worked. Then one day was different….the only trouble was that the magic had caused him to fly through Time instead of Space. Catweazle ended up at a place called Hexwood Farm, nine centuries later, where everything he saw appeared to happen by magic.

13 episodes


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