THE DOGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA
Hunter. Worker. Legend. The untold story of the dog's role in building our nation.
The Dogs That Made Australia pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: the fearless hounds that saved fledgling colonies from famine; the courageous heelers and tireless collies that powered the rise of beef and wool; the tough little home-grown terriers that protected the homestead and garden; and the extraordinary police dogs, ahead of their time, loved by the nation. The selfless exploits of our heroic dogs are writ indelibly in our nation's heritage and identity. The Dogs That Made Australia is a vivid and meticulously researched history of Australia told from the perspectives of the dingo and of the dogs that were imported and developed here, as well as the humans who loved, feared and worked them. Guy Hull is a great speaker - we'll have great fun. And he is bringing his gorgeous Pharaoh Hound Peppie.
AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH
LIMITED SEATING - YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A FOLDING CHAIR
YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO BRING YOUR (WELL-BEHAVED) FURRY FRIENDS
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
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 - PLAY IT AGAIN MAISIE!
Lyn is the author of two gorgeous and successful picture books featuring Maisie, a beagle with a nose for adventure!
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
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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