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Two Book Groups Meet each Month

Tuesday Evening Book Group :

Contact John Curry

We reviewed “Blue Ribbons, bitter bread” by Susannah De Vries at our July meeting.

The book is a biography of the life of Joice Nankivell Loch. She was an Australian bush girl born on a cane farm in North Queensland and who subsequently endured extreme hardship living and working on farms in rural Victoria.

In the early 20th century, she travelled to Europe as a journalist and in conjunction with the Quakers became a great humanitarian through her work with refugees in Europe. She has been recognized as Australia’s most decorated woman, with awards from many European countries.

A story of a remarkable woman who is little known in Australia. We rated the book at 7 out of 10.

At our August meeting we will review “To become a Whale” by Ben Hobson.

John Curry  hotcurry2@bigpond.com  0417581126

Second Wednesday Afternoon Book Group :

Contact Karen Pond                                                      

This month we discussed “One Hundred Days” by Alice Pung.

A fractured fairy-tale exploring the fault lines between love and control. We gave it mixed reviews.

Next month we will discuss “After Story” by Larissa Behrendt.

Regards Helen Pavey hpavey@optusnet.com.au in the absence of Karen

 


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