Annie's News - September 2017

Annie's Books on Peregian
8 Kingfisher Dve - Ph (07) 5448 2053
Greetings! 

Life is busy in this little bookshop! Phil Jarratt's launch of his memoir LIFE OF BRINE was great fun. Halse Lodge was the perfect venue, and the music from BAND OF FREQUENCIES added to the good times. LIFE OF BRINE is a bestseller at Annie's Books, but also right around the country. Congratulations Phil!

Phil Jarrat

BACK YOURSELF NOOSA was one of the most entertaining, informative and successful events I have been to in a long time. Congratulations Tess from Dulcie Joe & Co. for a massive feat of organisation. Guests included Jamila Rizvi and Lisa Messenger. I hope that we will see BACK YOURSELF back next year!!

Tess and Lisa Messenger at BACK YOURSELF NOOSA
Tess and Lisa Messenger at BACK YOURSELF NOOSA
 
This will make you cringe - Christmas is coming! We want to let you know that we are happy to take orders for specific books, and we are also very happy to offer LayBy. Rachel, Palmira and I are happy to help with your selections - for gifts or for yourselves. As always, gift wrapping is complimentary, and yes, we even have Christmas paper!!
 
We have a lot happening in the months running up to the end of the year. The Literary Lunches will definitely book out, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.
 

Happy Reading...
 
Annie, Rachel & Palmira. 
EVENTS...
SAVING SPADE: WW1 Has Ended but the Battle to Save a Horse has Just Begun - Dennis Ogden

Saving Spade

Aboriginal Trooper Lewis Dunbar of the Australian 2nd Light Horse Brigade should be elated. The war said to end all wars is finally over and he is being sent home after two years of battle in the Arabian deserts...but he's not! "The horses are staying!" came the order. He cannot abandon Spade, the horse he reared, drove cattle on and faced death in many battles with. He will desert the army and ride off into the Sinai desert to find a new life together. But his plan goes astray when A'isha, a mute Bedouin girl, steals Spade. With Lewis chasing on foot, so begins the perilous journey of two nomads from different continents into the unforgiving heat and sparseness of the desert and the battles against those who threaten them along the way. The winds of the Sinai not only whip up Djinn spirits, good and evil, but awaken those that live inside the three. A gripping tale that builds to a confrontation of all the hidden forces.
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR - DENNIS OGDEN
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
SHANNON HORSFALL - NoMax! & Was not Me!

SHANNON HORSFALL _ No Max _ Was not Me_

Shannon Horsfall is a graphic designer, baby and children's wear designer, and illustrator, whose illustration work for many corporate, not-for-profit and arts organization has won AGDA and BAD awards. Shannon is now keen to publish children's picture books. She is actively participating in the industry via professional memberships and taking advantage of workshops and mentorships on offer. Shannon lives in Bongaree, Queensland.
 
Shannon will be bringing her two books NOMAX and WAS NOT ME to the shop. Bring the children down to meet her!
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - Shannon Horsfall
SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 10am - 12 midday
AT THE SHOP!
EDWARD DREGG (Bobby Lees) - No-One in Particular

Edward Dregg - No One in Particular
A true story that gives the exact location of Paradise, near a goldmine and a pyramid. How it was found by an artist, a soldier, a bank robber and a junkie.....then lost.

EDWARD DREGG
was born into a family of pugilists. He spent his childhood in the post WW2 working class slums of the industrial English Midlands. He left England at the age of seventeen to travel the world and arrived in the Northern Territory of Australia, five years later. After staying there briefly he left to spend a couple of years in the United States of America but returned, choosing to settle in South-East Queensland to build a successful career as an artist, and has worked in many capacities of that profession; musician, sculptor,
playwright, poet and author
.

That's all we're going to tell you about the book by local artist, writer, musician, philosopher, joker and much more. This will be a unique evening!

EDWARD DREGG - Book Launch with Author Talk
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER - 6.00pm
WINE & CHEESE ON THE FOOTPATH
THIS IS A FREE EVENT 
FLAVIO THE FLAMINGO - Cassidy Jackson-Carroll

Flavio Flamingo
 
Flavio the Flamingo had lost his colour pink.  "Whatever will I do?" he started to think. Flavio is having an identity crisis.  He embarks on a quest, searching high, low and everywhere in between to find his colour.
 
This is the first book about Flavio, but we are excited about more adventures to come!
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR - Cassidy Jackson-Carroll
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER - 10.00am - 12.00midday
JANE HARPER - Force of Nature

Jane Harper Force of Nature

We are very excited to be presenting the new novel from Jane Harper.

The Dry
has been quite a phenomenon! Rarely have we seen a book popular with so many types of reader. In Force of Nature FBI Agent Aaron Falk returns to investigate a disappearance in the rugged Giralang Ranges. Five women, as part of a team building adventure, reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.

The Dry
is winner of various awards including the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the 2017 Indie Award Book of the Year and the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year Award. Rights have been sold in 27 territories worldwide, and film rights optioned to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and lives in Melbourne

This is a great opportunity for a book club get-together. Hear Jane speak, then read from the book and discuss.

JANE HARPER - Force of Nature (in conversation with Mary-Lou Stephens)
THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER - 12.00 midday
RIVER DECK, NOOSA MARINA
$55.00 PER PERSON - 2 course lunch & welcoming glass of wine
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 5448 2053 anniesbooks@bigpond.com
EMMA MIDDLETON - Lion in Our Living Room 

EMMA MIDDLETON Lion in Our Living Room
 
Tom and Tilly wish and wonder, will the lion come? Will he come and visit them for lots of lion fun? A delightful story about the playful nature of surprise, and the giddy joy it brings to a home. Sure to resonate with children and parents around the world. Perfect for reading aloud with a playful parent or lion!

Meet the author and enjoy some simple crafts at the bookshop.
MEET THE AUTHOR & CRAFTMAKING
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER - 10am - 12 midday
IT'S FREE!
TONI POWELL - What A Feeling!!
Toni Powell What a Feeling

Our friend Toni Powell is the author of the unique and wonderful bestselling book The Yellow Car: How I Stopped Driving Myself Crazy, which I know has helped many people put their problems into perspective and move on. Toni is tireless in her work of public speaking - dealing with self improvement, stress and above all, happiness.

What a Feeling,
Toni's brand new book, is about the stuff that really matters. If you are after better relationships and more of the good life, then this is the book for you. It answers every question you've ever asked after a failed relationship, and gives you simple practical ways to build stronger, happier relationships with everyone you know. This eye-opening and entertaining book pulls no punches. It will completely change your understanding of yourself and others.

TONI POWELL - BOOK LAUNCH
THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER - 6.00pm
WINE & CHEESE WITH AUTHOR TALK
ON THE FOOTPATH
THIS IS A FREE EVENT 
FIONA McINTOSH - The Tea Gardens

Fiona McIntosh The Tea Gardens

Trouble is brewing . . .

Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, her professionalism and her romantic loyalties. 

On a desperate rescue mission to save the one person who needs her the most, she travels into the foothills of the Himalayas to a tea plantation outside Darjeeling. At the roof of the world, where heaven and earth collide, Isla will be asked to pay the ultimate price for her passions. 

From England's seaside town of Brighton to India's slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a wildly exciting novel of heroism, heartache and healing, by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin. 

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children, including The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer's Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale. 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.

Get a gang together and make a day of it!

FIONA McINTOSH - The Tea Gardens
TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER 12.00 midday
RIVER DECK, NOOSA MARINA
2 COURSE LUNCH WITH WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE
$55.00 per person - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - 5448 2053
anniesbooks@bigpond.com
LIZZY WILLIAMSON - Two Minute Moves

LIZZY WILLIAMSON Two Minute Moves
 
LEARN TO LOVE YOUR BODY, KEEP YOUR SANITY AND LIVE WITH VITALITY - TWO MINUTES AT A TIME

We all know that we should be moving more, but sometimes it can feel impossible to find the time or motivation to even get started. This book makes that first step easy.

Lizzy Williamson has spent over a decade helping women to get their bodies, energy and confidence back. With more than 50 fun and simple exercises, you'll learn how to make working out a part of your every day, whether you're on the couch watching TV, at the kitchen bench waiting for the kettle to boil, at the playground with the kids or just clinging to a bottle of wine (yes, a bottle of wine can make you fitter!).

Backed up with down-to-earth advice and the inspiring true story of how Lizzy found herself through movement, TWO-MINUTE MOVES is the guide to stopping the excuses and reaping the benefits of a happier, healthier more energised life. It starts with two minutes.
 
AUTHOR TALK & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS - FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN!
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER - 3.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY - A Bold Life

Kerri-Anne Kennerley A Bold Life
 
Kerri-Anne Kennerley
is Australia's queen of television. But behind the glamour of a public life is a private woman. And a survivor.

A Bold Life is the tale of a Sandgate girl who chased her dream of being a cabaret star to New York, only to find herself stranded in a violent marriage to a dangerous drug addict. It's the journey of a unique and driven woman who built a remarkable 50-year career in one of the most fickle and male-dominated industries of all, and instigated some of the most iconic moments in Australian TV history along the way. 

Yet away from the spotlight Kerri-Anne has stared down a series of personal crises with grace and dignity, the latest in 2016 when a freak fall left John, her devoted husband of 33 years, a quadriplegic. On their long road to recovery Kerri-Anne found herself reflecting on a lifetime's memories, good and bad
 
Honest, fabulous, powerful and poignant, this is Kerri-Anne Kennerley's  own extraordinary  and inspiring story of A Bold Life.

This is a perfect opportunity to get together for a Christmas party for work or with friends!

KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY - A Bold Life
WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER - 12.00 midday
NOOSA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.
2 COURSE LUNCH WITH WELCOMING GLASS OF WINE
$55.00 per person - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - 5448 2053
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