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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir by Catherine de Saint Phalle

This is an elegant and literary biography retelling the story of the author’s eccentric parents. One slowly begins to understand who Poum and Alexandre are – at first seeming strange, bewildering, and at times unlikeable, but as the story unfolds … Continue reading

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‘With Just One Suitcase’ by Cheryl Koenig

This is a marvellous story about two boys, Frici and Istvan, on Jewish and one Catholic, living in the same town in Romania when World War 2 breaks out and changes their lives and that of their families forever. The … Continue reading

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April Talks @ the Libraries

We are happy to present two exciting author talks in April. The talks are free, but booking is essential. We have Hellie Turner, noted West Australian playwright and scriptwriter, speaking at Greenmount Library on Thursday 7 April at 5.45pm. Hellie … Continue reading

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Call of the Outback by Marianne Van Velzen

Just in time for International Women’s Day…a story about a remarkable woman. Call of the Outback by Marianne Van Velzen was  published by Allen & Unwin in February. This is the story of the Australian novelist and journalist, Ernestine Hill. … Continue reading

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Our Zoo by June Mottershead

“Our Zoo” by June Mottershead is the true story of the Chester Zoo which was dramatized by the BBC and recently aired on the ABC. Having seen the series, I was prompted to read the book. I couldn’t believe that, … Continue reading

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The Laundry Girl: A Memoir of a Western Australian Girl by Faye Bohling

The Laundry Girl: A Memoir of a Western Australian Girl by Faye Bohling This book interested me because it is set in Western Australia, and because it deals with a part of Perth history to do with the Home of … Continue reading

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“One Life: My Mother’s Story” by Kate Grenville

I have had this book on my “to read” shelf since it came out earlier in the year, and finally got around to reading it. Kate Grenville is well-known to people as the author of novels such as “The Secret … Continue reading

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