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September 2011

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Greetings!

 

SPRING NEWS

 

The big news is.....

We now have a website!

www.anniesbooksonperegian.com.au 

Put our web address in your "Favourites", and keep up to date with all the goings-on at Annie's Books. We will still send out newsletters as we have always done, but we will also constantly update the website with book news, books we're loving and events, plus anything else we think you should know! Feel free to place orders or enquiries on the website - they will be dealt with on a daily basis. 

 

More news, events and books below, please read on! 

 

Happy reading,

from Annie & Lyn

NEWS




Get Reading!September brings the Get Reading campaign, a government incentive to get people reading that extra book (hallelujah!).  Look out for the booklet The 50 Books You Can't Put Down, which you'll find in store and in magazines, newspapers etc.  For one month only, take advantage of a free collection of Australian short stories, or Land of Dragons by Emily Rodda, both specially written for the campaign, and available with any purchase from the booklet.

Congratulations to our lovely Ange Takats, who was a star at the recent Byron Bay Writers Festival.  Her memoir, Buffalo Funeral impressed the publishers and the audiences, and she sang like an angel at her two gigs, one with Paul Kelly.
 
Game of ThronesYou may have heard of the phenomenon called Game of Thrones, which is the first book in the series called A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.  Martin published the first in the series in 1996, and the fifth book (of seven) has been published this year.  It is an epic fantasy set in a fictional world, full of knights, castles, treachery, passion and bloodshed, and I'm loving it!  The first book has been filmed for television, so the series has had a resurgence of popularity.  My son emailed from China recently, telling me how great it was, so I decided to have a go.  I am not a fantasy reader (although I am passionate about Lord of the Rings), so I attacked the first book with trepidation.  I admit that I quickly became totally engrossed in the story and am more than a little concerned that I may not have the willpower to stop after the first book, and read something else.  I found Game of Thrones an easy read, but very compelling and satisfying, with well drawn characters and an exotic, icy setting.  It has some quite adult themes, so not suitable for younger readers (in my opinion).  Isn't it great to read something completely different (to the usual) every now and again?

AcumenRemember Switch-foot??  
Andrew Crockett has released a new book called ACUMEN, which is quite a departure from his surf/art books, but with his unique, individual style.  ACUMEN contains answers to 31 thought-provoking and inspiring questions, all of which we may ask ourselves during our lives.  These questions are answered by 40 very different people from around the globe, from rock stars to doctors, tour guides to professional surfers, Aboriginal elders to software developers, and much more.  Andrew says, "2011 is a rapidly changing time for all of us.  People are adapting and changing to what feels like a new way of living.  People are busy.  The world is getting more and more out of balance environmentally and financially.  People are asking questions and wanting answers.  I hope Acumen can be read by anyone from anywhere in the world, and bring some light to their life."

Don't forget that the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will run from 5-9 October this year.  If you are planning to visit Bali in the near future, do it then!  It's another fabulous program, including Aussies Alex Miller and Benjamin Law, internationals such as DBC Pierre and Alexander McCall-Smith and a strong contingent of Asian writers.  Check the website: www.ubudwritersfestival.com
 

EVENTS



LESLEY SYNGE BOOK LAUNCH

 

Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them

LESLEY SYNGE is a Brisbane-based writer who grew up roaming the bush. She is a poet, a teacher, a Buddhist and a mother. Lesley took her son on an adventure to the forests of South Korea and later to our own Gondwana rainforests. Her uniquely flavoured memoir carries the message to "...slow down and walk the earth's wild mountains; it will make us happier and wiser." Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them is a travel story of adventure, spiritual pilgrimage, a poetic essay and a touching love story. Join Lesley "on the footpath" for a cup of chai and a window into Lesley's world.
 
LESLEY SYNGE - BOOK LAUNCH
ON THE FOOTPATH
THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER - 6.00pm
TEA & NIBBLES (no alcohol will be served at this event)
FREE OF CHARGE
 




Belinda Grace - You are Abundant

Belinda GraceBelinda Grace has fifteen years experience as a Clairvoyant Healer. She has a corporate background, sound business sense and no nonsense approach to life; readers and people respond positively to her because she can communicate with all walks of life.  She is well known to many parts of Australia through her own national workshops, Adyar bookshop events and Mind Body Spirit workshops; appearances on talkback radio, Vega 95.3, MMM; Who magazine, Nature & Health, The Sunday Telegraph Body & Soul national lift out and TV appearances on The Morning Show.

You are Clairvoyant was published in 2007 and is a best-selling Australian Mind Body Spirit book. Belinda Grace has been in practice as a Clairvoyant Healer for over fifteen years and has a thriving practice in Sydney and in Ballina, NSW where she sees private clients and also offers telephone readings with clients from all over the world.

You Are AbundantIn 2009 You are Inspired was released. In this book Belinda teaches the reader to tap into their true self and real life dreams. Both titles also have companion CDs. You Are Clairvoyant Oracle Cards are a beautifully illustrated 44 deck of cards. Belinda's 3rd CD You are Abundant is a collection of inspiring and uplifting meditations to guide you along the pathway to greater spiritual awareness with your divine guidance and Angels.

September brings You Are Abundant - Why You Are Enough the Way You Are, and we are thrilled to be celebrating the release of the book with Belinda.  Gather a small group together - we guarantee that an entertaining and inspiring time will be had by all!

BELINDA GRACE - You Are Abundant - Book Launch
Friday 7th October - 12.00 midday
Light Lunch (delicious finger food)
Trio's On The River, Tewantin
$30.00 per person (Bookings Essential - 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com



NIGEL MARSH

HMAS Brisbane Nigel is an Australian underwater photographer and photojournalist, whose work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books in Australia and overseas.  Nigel purchased his first underwater camera at 15 years old once he had experienced the beauty of the underwater world.  He learned to SCUBA dive, studied photography and the marine life off his Sydney home, and began to share his images and experiences with others, presenting slide shows and writing articles for magazines.  In 1990 Nigel moved to Brisbane, and seized the opportunity to work with Neville Coleman, a guru of the diving industry.  He co-authored Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea and Diving Australia with Coleman, and began work on a study of the threatened grey nurse shark with a view to future publication.

Nigel MarshIn 2005 HMAS Brisbane was scuttled off Mooloolaba, and has since become the Coast's foremost underwater tourist attraction.  In six short years the ship has sprouted a coral garden, and is home to a myriad of underwater species, attracting thousands of divers each year from around Australia and overseas.  Nigel has produced a beautiful photographic exploration of HMAS Brisbane, which includes the history of the ship and its journey to the bottom of the sea.

On the footpath
Date to be confirmed - watch the website.



EVENT IN THE PIPELINE....

The Complete Guide to Game FishingAnother fishy date coming up is the launch of The Complete Guide to Game Fishing by Alistair McGlashan and Glen Booth.  This beautiful hardcover book will be available in November, and we will advise all event details well in advance.

 

BOOKS



BOOKS FOR COOKS


GingerboyIf you're thinking of giving a cookbook this Christmas, rest assured that there will be just the right thing for your needs.  The chefs who are NOT releasing a cookbook this year would make a shorter list than those who are!  Here's just a handful.....


GINGERBOY - Teague Ezard & Chris Donnellan 

BALI: THE FOOD OF MY ISLAND HOME - Janet de Neefe 

TASTING INDIA - Christine Manfield 

HOT PLATE - Spirit House 

STEPHANE REYNAUD'S BBQ 

COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK (new edition) Charmaine Solomon (my bible!) 

JAMIE'S GREAT BRITAIN - Jamie Oliver 

DELICIOUS: SIMPLY THE BEST - Valli Little 

SIMPLEWEEKNIGHT DINNERS - Donna Hay 

MADE IN SICILY - Giorgio Locatelli 

FREE RANGE IN THE CITY - Annabel Langbein

Being such a small bookshop, I will order small quantities of a lot of titles, not multitudes of any one, so please let me know if you would like me to order or put aside any of these titles, or anything else for that matter!  Remember that we offer layby and complimentary gift wrapping!
  



SOME GREAT NEW TITLES NOW IN STORE....    


AlephALEPH - Paulo Coelho
SARAH THORNHILL - Kate Grenville
EMPIRE DAY -Diane Armstrong
HUBERT WHO? - Malcolm Andrews
THE FORGOTTEN ISLANDS - Michael Veitch
SURVIVING MAGGIE - John Fingleton
BEFORE THE POISON - Peter Robinson
YOU'LL BE SORRY WHEN I'M DEAD - Marieke Hardy
THE SLAP - Christos Tsiolkas (TV tie-in edition)
MOVIDA'S GUIDE TO BARCELONA - Frank Camorra
THE BRINY CAFE - Susan Duncan
SCENES FROM PROVINCIAL LIFE - J.M. Coetzee 


AND MUCH MORE TO COME....INCLUDING:

Footprints

FOOTPRINTS: THE STORY OF POWDERFINGER (Special Limited Edition also available)
IQ84 - Haruki Murakami
PRAGUE CEMETERY - Umberto Eco
SURFARI - Tim Baker
MAWSON - Peter Fitzsimons
TIGER MEN - Judy Nunn
MARRIAGE PLOT - Jeffrey Eugenides
NIGHTWOODS - Charles Frazier
FOAL'S BREAD - Gillian Meares
GOLDEN EARRINGS - Belinda Alexandra 

THE END... 



PRIZE QUESTION 


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The first person to email the correct answer to my question will win a fantastic prize - the brand new hardback novel from Kate Grenville, Sarah Thornhill.
   
Who is this lovely lady?  She's releasing a brand new cookbook later this year, (and she's my friend!).

 
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