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April 2009 Annie's News
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Dear Annie,
 
Welcome to our new look newsletter.  If you would like to contribute book reviews or book news to the newsletter, just let us know.

There's still time to book for our two literary lunches, but be quick!  Also, read about the new book "Up Rose An Emu" which is being launched here at the shop - it's a history of Peregian Beach and surrounding areas.

Happy reading,
from Annie & Lyn 
 
EVENTS

Kristin Williamson
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"DAVID WILLIAMSON: BEHIND THE SCENES"
TUESDAY 7th APRIL - 12.00
"COCONUT GROVE",  SUNSHINE BEACH
WONDERFUL 2 COURSE LUNCH WITH WINE  
$70.00 PER PERSON

After 35 years as the wife of Australia's greatest playwright, novelist Kristin has painstakingly put  together a wonderful history of David Williamson and, by association, the Australian theatre world.
 

Wendy Harmer
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"ROADSIDE SISTERS" 
WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL - 12.00 
"TRIO'S ON THE RIVER", TEWANTIN 
DELICIOUS 2 COURSE LUNCH WITH A
WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE 
$50.00 PER PERSON 

Wendy Harmer is someone we all know, but did you know she is the author of seven books for adults and a children's series which has sold over 400,000 copies in Australia and overseas?

Of course, she is a very funny woman and a terrific lunch guest!

 

Peter Sharpe
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PETER SHARPE was a salesman in the 60's and 70's with T.M. Burke, then became a Noosa Shire  Councillor and the Chairman of the Sunshine Coast Tourism Board.  Peter has written a history called "Up Rose an Emu" which is a narrative of his recollections, involvement in and development of the Noosa, Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach, Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach regions.

He covers the opening of Sunshine Beach in 1929 through the years that saw the opening of Peregian, Marcus and  Sunrise Beaches.

Accompanying the book is a historical DVD of films made by Peter including "Time  Out For Sunshine", the first  promotional tourist film of the Sunshine Coast (1970).

I am very pleased   to announce the Official Launch of "Up Rose an Emu" will be held at the shop, and officiated by Mayor Bob Abbott.

PETER SHARPE "UP ROSE AN EMU"
WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL - 6.00PM
ANNIE'S BOOKS ON PEREGIAN - OPPOSITE THE PEREGIAN SURF CLUB
FURTHER DETAILS OR TO RESERVE YOUR COPY - 5448 2053 or info@anniesbooksonperegian.com.au


 
BOOKS
Review by Annie Grossman
GRANTS GUIDE TO FISHES (11th) - ERN GRANT
Grant't Guide
Aptly subtitled "The Fisherman's Bible", this is absolutely the best book on the subject!
 
Review by Annie Grossman

DROOD -  by Dan Simmons
Drood
 I have never been a reader of science fiction novels, but as a bookseller I am quite aware of the popularity of Dan Simmons.  When I was given a very fat pre-release copy of this book, I never expected to finish it, let alone love it!  

The fictional narrator is 19th century novelist, Wilkie Collins, contemporary, friend and rival of Charles Dickens, and the reader is immediately transported into the world and the underworld of Dickensian London, privy to the private lives of two of the most famous names in English literature.  It is an intriguing tale, where fact and fiction are intertwined, but the reader feels that he has gained a real insight into the secretive life of Charles Dickens, and the relationship between the two men.  

The two authors creep around in the secret, reeking world of Undertown, a subterranean maze of ancient crypts and catacombs built around the filthy London sewers - good adventure material!  Wilkie Collins is a wonderful narrator, but how much can we believe from a man who drinks laudanum by the glassful and smokes opium in the seedy dens of Undertown?  By the way, there's a great twist in the end!
 
Review by Lyn Hay

THREE CUPS OF TEA - Greg Mortensen
Three Cups of Tea
"Three Cups of Tea" is a beautifully written book of inspiration, adventure, culture and  determination. 

In 1993 Greg Mortensen, a mountaineer, attempted to scale K2, the second highest  mountain in the world.  His attempt failed and he was lost in the mountains, where he stumbled into a Pakistani village.  The village was very isolated and impoverished, but the people nursed Greg back to health, and in return he promised to build a school for the children of the village.  Mortensen returned to the States, determined to raise enough money to build the school.

 There were many obstacles, but what started as one man's vision to build one school, turned into Greg building more  than 55 schools for the children of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
Review by Rachel Burgoine
CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell (an oldie but a goodie!)
Cloud Atlas
I've just been on an incredible journey through time with David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas.  It's an astonishing book that comprises several different journeys made in different periods of history by very different and seemingly unrelated characters. 

The stories appear to be totally unconnected at first - all are told with a distinctly different voice, but as you absorb more, tiny snippets of detail make you aware of a very tenuous thread between them. Cloud Atlas is a book of great scope that takes you on a far-flung, circular journey, leaving you in awe of the author's talent and incredible imagination. 

The underlying theme of man's greed and of civilization's decline is as ageless as time itself, not matter what period you live in.  A great read!
 
EXCITING NEW RELEASES FOR APRIL



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DAVID WILLIAMSON: BEHIND THE SCENES - Kristin Williamson

RANDSOM - David Malouf

HANDLE WITH CARE by Jodi Picoult

AUSTRALIA'S BIRTHSTAIN  Babette Smith

THE WINTER VAULT - Anne Michaels

THE MARRIAGE CLUB - Kate Legge

ALWAYS LOOKING UP - Michael J Fox

GONE TOMORROW - Lee Child

A LION CALLED CHRISTIAN - Bourke & Rendall


 



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