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

Events

AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

<noautolink>BMT.jpg</noautolink> Help us raise much needed funds for the Australia Cancer Council. We promise delicious treats to eat, as well as our signature mammoth raffle. Save the date!!

PEREGIAN BEACH VILLAGE SQUARE
WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE - 10AM
BUY A PLATE FOR $10
HEAPS OF FANTASTIC PRIZES (INCLUDING BOOKS!)
PEREGIAN BEACH VILLAGE SQUARE

INGA SIMPSON - Understory

<noautolink>Understory-final-cover.jpg</noautolink> A memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES WERE.
"The understorey is where I live, alongside these plants and creatures. I tend the forest, stand at the foot of trees and look up, gather what has fallen."
This is the story of a tree-change, of escaping suburban Brisbane for a cottage on ten acres in search of a quiet life. Of establishing a writers retreat shortly before the Global Financial Crisis hit, and of losing just about everything when it did.
It is also the story of what the author found there: the beauty of nature and her own path as a writer. Understory is a memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES WERE. I was transported by this book. I found some of the best writing I have read in these pages.

AUTHOR TALK UNDER THE TREES - WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 8th JUNE - 6.00pm
NOOSA PARKS ENVIRONMENT CENTRE, Wallace Park, Noosaville
TICKETS $15.00 per person - 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - 5448 2053 or

PHIL JARRATT - Life of Brine: A Surfer's Journey

<noautolink>life of brine.jpg</noautolink> “In the not-so-small world of surfing, Phil Jarratt has seen it all. Luckily for us, he’s a fearless, funny storyteller, with a reporter’s unsentimental eye and an endearing modesty. But his memoir is, above all, a haunting self-portrait: the boy practising drop-knee cutbacks in his mother’s full-length mirror in mid-century Wollongong becomes a man.”
William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days

Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s best-known chroniclers of surfing culture whose lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history.

Jarratt, who has courted controversy in his long career as a journalist, editor and documentarian, pulls no punches as he rides an exhilarating wave of nostalgia from the sixties up until now, through the heady days of drugs, alcohol and excess in Bali and Biarritz and other exotic locations in between. Filled with debauchery, reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old.

BOOK LAUNCH WITH MUSIC, FILM AND AUTHOR TALK
THURSDAY 17th AUGUST - 6PM
HALSE LODGE, NOOSA HEADS
$15 per person - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com

JOHN SAFRAN - Depends What You Mean By Extremist!

<noautolink>safran.jpg</noautolink> Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne. What he found led him into the mad world of misfits who helped propel the second coming of Pauline Hanson and foreshadowed the era of Trump.
No one turns up where they’re not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb? And ultimately – is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself?

Populated by an extraordinary cast of ‘ordinary’ Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what’s going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again . . .

We are so fortunate to have someone of Safran's character and profile here in Peregian Beach Village. This is definitely one NOT to miss!

AUTHOR TALK WITH NIBBLES & A GLASS OF WINE
THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER - 6.00pm
SKAL COFFE & ANNIE'S BOOKS - Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach.
COST - TBA

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.

FORCE OF NATURE
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

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?
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER - 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

KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY

<noautolink>kerri-anne in garden.jpg</noautolink> We are waiting on details of the eagerly awaited memoir from one of Australia's favourite stars of the small screen.

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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