A promise for the future. A threat from the past?
Can Bel find happiness?
Another wonderful work of fiction for mature aged adults, from our friend Maggie Christensen. This is her eighth novel - if you haven't read Maggie's books yet, this is the time!
MEET & CHAT WITH MAGGIE
SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
RICHO - Rob Reynolds
Rob Reynolds tells the story of famous surfer Terry Richards...... I grew up surfing at Corrimal and Towradgi where Richo's reputation and influence were massive. He was certainly a hero of mine, particularly as a fellow goofy-footer, and our paths crossed frequently over the years without ever becoming mates.
He started writing the book while he was working in Queensland mines, spending long hours in transit, and filled a notebook with his recollections. So for Richo the idea started years ago. He had plenty of encouragement, including a film producer he met accidentally who couldn't believe that the unassuming bloke cleaning fish in the camping area used to compete with the world's best, and wanted to make a film about it. Richo took it as far as he could, but the whole thing stalled. A mutual friend suggested me as a co-writer, and next thing we were turning his anecdotes into a structured book together. And now we are mates.on in his new book RICHO.....
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - ROB REYNOLDS
THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER 10am - 12 midday
FUNKY CHICKEN MISSION INCROCIBLE
We are so excited about the new book featuring our favourite chook! Join us for funky fun & games in the Village Square.
The books The Funky Chicken, Funky Chicken in Space and A Bug Called Doug have all been vigorous sellers over the past few years. This new adventure will be the best yet!! Chris Collin, author and presenter is just crazy enough to make this a fantastic show!
It's a free event lasting around an hour.
STORYTELLING, PUPPET SHOW, SONGS & GENERAL CRAZY FUNKY CHICKEN THINGS!
MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 10-.00am
PEREGIAN BEACH VILLAGE SQUARE
FREE OF CHARGE
LYN LYSAUGHT - INSPECTOR MAISIE!
Lyn is the author of two gorgeous and successful picture books featuring Maisie, a beagle with a nose for adventure! In the new, third book, Maisie dons her detective hat and embarks on THE CASE OF THE PHANTOM THIEF.
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
PETER BRADLEY - CONVICTED
A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley’s three ancestors: a father, son and grandson.
James Bradley was a First Fleet convict found guilty of stealing a white linen handkerchief worth two shillings, and sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia.
Joseph Bradley worked his life in the most dangerous occupation of the time – whaling – and despite his parents being uneducated and illiterate went on to write a journal about his experiences, rich in history and insight.
Roland Bradley was a man of unionism and politics, and like his father and grandfather took up the fight against the rich and powerful through his involvement with the early Maritime union. In 1894, he wrote an account of surviving the shipwreck of the SS Kanahooka, which forced its inhabitants to wander the wilderness of North Queensland for 18 days.
Following the early struggles of a fledgling colony to nationhood, Convicted is an engrossing and highly imaginative retelling of the story of one family, entwined with the history of this country from the landing of the First Fleet in 1788.
AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER - 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, BUT PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING - FOR CATERING! PURPOSES - 5448 2053.
LIMITED SEATING - YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO BRING A FOLDING CHAIR.
EMMA MIDDLETON - The Bear in Our Backyard & The Lion in Our Living Room
Emma is back to visit again with her two fabulous picture books,. She is hoping to meet some small, avid book lovers who will enjoy some simple, fun crafts with her, here at the shop.She will also share her stories - and I hope she will be bringing her enormous stuffed toys - her bear and her lion!
MEET AND JOIN IN SOME FUN WITH THE AUTHOR EMMA MIDDLETON
SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER - 9.am - 11am
YAK ON TRACK - Heather McNeice?
It seemed like a good idea to Heather at the time: organise a challenging trek to raise funds for the education of young Bhutanese girls. Heather had walked in the Himalayas before, so how hard could it be on the trail to Lunana, Bhutan’s most remote plateau? On the 240-kilometre trek, she discovers that ‘hard’ doesn’t even come close.
Along with her friend Krista, like-minded lover of mountains and margaritas, a team of eccentric guides and far too many horses, Heather sets off into a landscape of savage beauty, where yetis are feared and only yaks feel at ease. As the team face blizzards, avalanches, altitude sickness and snow blindness, their reward is a rare glimpse of life in the last Shangri-La.
At its heart, this book is a love song to Bhutan and its people, an intimate portrait of the only remaining Buddhist kingdom of the Himalayas. Yak on Track is a delightful story about losing yourself but not losing your way.
Heather is donating a portion of her royalties from the sale of this book to the Australian Himalayan Foundation in support of a scholarship program for disadvantaged children in Bhutan.
AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER - 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT - ALTHOUGH WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU LETTING US KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO JOIN US. (MAD IF YOU DON'T!)
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