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8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach,
Queensland 4573 Australia
Ph (07) 5448 2053

Events

DENNIS OGDEN - Saving Spade

<noautolink>saving spade.jpg</noautolink> Aboriginal Trooper Lewis Dunbar of the Australian 2nd Light Horse Brigade should be elated. The war said to end all wars is finally over and he is being sent home after two years of battle in the Arabian deserts...but he's not! "The horses are staying!" came the order. He cannot abandon Spade, the horse he reared, drove cattle on and faced death in many battles with. He will desert the army and ride off into the Sinai desert to find a new life together. But his plan goes astray when A'isha, a mute Bedouin girl, steals Spade. With Lewis chasing on foot, so begins the perilous journey of two nomads from different continents into the unforgiving heat and sparseness of the desert and the battles against those who threaten them along the way. The winds of the Sinai not only whip up Djinn spirits, good and evil, but awaken those that live inside the three. A gripping tale that builds to a confrontation of all the hidden forces.

MEET & CHAT WITH DENNIS
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER - 10AM - 12 midday

SHANNON HORSFALL - Nomax & Was Not Me!

<noautolink>was not me.png</noautolink> A very funny book about a cheeky twin brother, 'Not Me'. Sure to delight pre-schoolers - and their exasperated parents!

'I have a naughty twin brother who only I see,

A cheeky twin brother. His name is Not Me'.

From talented debut author-illustrator Shannon Horsfall, comes a playful, funny and charming book about a young boy who escapes getting into trouble with his mother by declaring, 'No, was Not Me.'

Ages: 4 - 7

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR -- SHANNON HORSFALL
SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER - 10am - 12 midday
AT THE SHOP

EDWARD DREGG - No One in Particular

<noautolink>NO ONE IN PARTICULAR.jpg</noautolink> Edward Dregg - AKA Bobby Lees

One for the locals, or anyone who likes things a little off beat!

A true story that gives the exact location of paradise, near a pyramid and a gold mine. How it was found by an artist, a soldier, a bank robber and a junkie - then lost.

AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER - 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH

JANE HARPER - Force of Nature

<noautolink>jane harper.jpg</noautolink> The most eagerly awaited new novel this year, from the author of THE DRY. Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, her bestselling first novel, The Dry sold to over twenty territories, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter.
Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.

The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with.

Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.

LITERARY LUNCH WITH JANE HARPER
THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER - 12.00 midday
THE RIVERDECK RESTAURANT on the marina
2 COURSE LUNCH & WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE
$55.00 per person - Bookings Essential 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com

EMMA MIDDLETON - Lion in our Living Room

<noautolink>lion in living room.jpg</noautolink> Tom and Tilly wish and wonder, will the lion come? Will he come and visit them for lots of lion fun?A delightful story about the playful nature of surprise, and the giddy joy it brings to a home. Sure to resonate with children and parents around the world. Perfect for reading aloud with a playful parent or lion.

Meet the author and enjoy some simple crafts at the bookshop. It's free!

EMMA MIDDLETON - Meet the author and enjoy some activities
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER - 10am - 12 midday

TONI POWELL - What a Feeling!

<noautolink>toni-bubble.jpg</noautolink> Finding love, freedom and the good life through creating great relationships. Toni's new book will have her signature eloquence and humour as she tackles some of the biggest of life's questions.

This from Toni:

My name is Toni Powell and I have a gift for storytelling. I’m also an author, recovering worrywart, mother, grandmother and was once the subject of an ABC Australian Story episode
Let There Be Lightí

I speak regularly at conferences and events such as Happiness and Its Causes and The Positive Schools Conference where Iím well received because Iím pretty funny, make complicated science easy to understand and teach simple, practical take-home tools.

My popular workplace professional development sessions are sought by schools, corporates and government.
My quirky little book The Yellow Car Ė How I stopped driving myself crazy is a life-changing illustrated book that is being widely used to help people deal with stress and anxiety.

Iíve spent years researching the subjects of happiness and gratitude and have personally met, spoken to and often interviewed the world leaders in this field such as Brene Brown, Shawn Achor, Br David, Michelle Gielan and Gretchen Rubin.



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BOOK LAUNCH, AUTHOR TALK with wine & cheese
ON THE FOOTPATH
THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER - 6.00PM
This is a free event.

FIONA McINTOSH? - The Tea Gardens

<noautolink>fiona with cup of tea.jpeg</noautolink> Fiona McIntosh? is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

LITERARY LUNCH WITH FIONA McINTOSH?
TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER - 12.00 midday
THE RIVERDECK RESTAURANT - On the marina
2 COURSE LUNCH WITH WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE
$55.00 per person - Bookings Essential on 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com

LIZZY WILLIAMSON - Two Minute Moves

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LEARN TO LOVE YOUR BODY, KEEP YOUR SANITY AND LIVE WITH VITALITY - TWO MINUTES AT A TIME

We all know that we should be moving more, but sometimes it can feel impossible to find the time or motivation to even get started. This book makes that first step easy.

Lizzy Williamson has spent over a decade helping women to get their bodies, energy and confidence back. With more than 50 fun and simple exercises, you'll learn how to make working out a part of your every day, whether you're on the couch watching TV, at the kitchen bench waiting for the kettle to boil, at the playground with the kids or just clinging to a bottle of wine (yes, a bottle of wine can make you fitter!).

Backed up with down-to-earth advice and the inspiring true story of how Lizzy found herself through movement, TWO-MINUTE MOVES is the guide to stopping the excuses and reaping the benefits of a happier, healthier more energised life. It starts with two minutes.

SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER - 3.00pm
AUTHOR TALK WITH IGHT REFRESHMENTS
CHILDREN WELCOME

KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY

<noautolink>kerri-anne in garden.jpg</noautolink> Kerri-Anne Kennerley is Australia's queen of television. But behind the glamour of a public life is a private woman. And a survivor.

A Bold Life is the tale of a Queensland girl who chased her dream of being a cabaret star to New York, only to find herself stranded in a violent marriage to a dangerous drug addict. It's the journey of a unique and driven woman who built a remarkable 50-year career in one of the most fickle and male-dominated industries of all, and instigated some of the most iconic moments in Australian TV history along the way.

Yet away from the spotlight Kerri-Anne has stared down a series of personal crises with grace and dignity, the latest in 2016 when a freak fall left John, her devoted husband of 33 years, a quadriplegic. On their long road to recovery Kerri-Anne found herself reflecting on a lifetime's memories, good and bad.

Honest, fabulous, powerful and poignant, this is Kerri-Anne Kennerley's own extraordinary and inspiring story of A Bold Life.

WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER - 12.00 midday
THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, Noosaville
2 COURSE LUNCH & WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE
$55.00 per person - Bookings Essential on 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com


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