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February 2015

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Annie's Books on Peregian

8 Kingfisher Dve - Ph (07) 5448 2053 

Dear Annie,




I apologise for not getting a newsletter out until now, but we have been so busy that I just couldn't manage it!  We had a bumper Christmas, and our little Village has only just quietened down from the holiday madness.


Bestsellers Xmas 2015

Our bestselling books for the Christmas period were easily THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan, PLENTY MORE by Ottolenghi - both great Australian choices, and NONI THE PONY AT THE BEACH.

We will soon receive Alison Lester cards, suitable for any age and any occasion.  We love Alison and all her fabulous books.
Tammie Matson, Annie & Dani Halmos (in full safari attire!)
Tammie Matson, Annie & Dani Halmos (in full safari attire!)
We have already had a great event this year.  You can imagine how thrilled we were to kick off 2015 with an African themed event!  The wonderful Tammie Matson visited us to chat about her three books, DRY WATER, PLANET ELEPHANT and ELEPHANT DANCE, as well as her new campaign LET ELEPHANTS BE ELEPHANTS.  Our event was held in the Peregian Beach Community House - I'm sure we will hold more events there in the future - it's a beautiful venue.  You can help Tammie achieve her goal of stopping illegal ivory sales and the cruel slaughter of the African and Asian elephants by saying no to buying ivory on or

The Beloved Many of you will have read THE BELOVED by our friend Annah Faulkner, who was short-listed for the Miles Franklin award in 2013 and took out the Kibble Prize which recognises Australian women writers.  We are very excited about the forthcoming brand new novel from Annah in July.  We can't tell you anything about it - she's keeping us in the dark!   All we know is the intriguing title - Last Day in the Dynamite Factory.  Keep up with Annah's news on 

We have lots of events coming up. You can keep up to date on our Facebook page   or on our website
Happy Reading...


Annie, Rachel & Palmira.


INNA SEGAL - Sunday 1st March


Inna Segal


Inna Segal is the creator of Visionary Intuitive HealingŪ and the award winning best-selling author of The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness and The Secret Language of Color Cards. Inna is an internationally recognized healer, professional speaker, author and television presenter.

Inna will be visiting the shop to chat with our local folks, and sign her books. This is a great opportunity to chat with a very successful author of
the health and wellness genre. 




SUNDAY 1st MARCH - 10.00am - 12.00 midday


AMINA ELSHAFEI - Sunday 8th March


Amina ElshafeiJoin MasterChef favourite and author, Amina Elshafei, at a luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day.   Hear about her rich and varied life experiences, being on MasterChef and her long-awaited book "Amina's Home Cooking".  We will be there!

The Rumphouse, Tewantin

Sunday 8th March 11.30am-2pm

Cost: $45 pp includes 2 course lunch and a glass of wine

Booking and pre-payment essential -  Noosa Library Service 5329 6555


MARY-LOU STEPHENS: How to Stay Married - Tuesday 24th March 
Mary-Lou Stephens How to Stay Married

Mary-Lou Stephens is a local identity! She has been a presenter on ABC Coast FM for many years, and has often interviewed visiting authors such as Richard Clapton, at many of our book events.


Mary-Lou's first book Sex, Drugs and Meditation told the story of how meditation changed her life, saved her job and helped her find a husband. How To Stay Married is the truth behind the happy ending.


How to Stay Married takes us around the world; from the glitter and glare of Las Vegas to the sub-zero temperatures of the French Alps and the tropical heat of Thailand, all with cabin luggage only. The discoveries Mary-Lou makes regarding herself and her marriage are a modern day parable about learning to travel light in life, love and relationships.


While How to Stay Married isn't your regular 'how-to' book, it is about creating the kind of relationship you want. This is the story of a marriage; a journey from fear, resentment and financial devastation, to a place of love, joy and trust.


We know this book is going to be a cracker! Mary-Lou has a unique voice - humorous, poignant and very entertaining! Her friend and colleague Annie Gaffney will be in conversation with Mary-Lou. What fun.


TUESDAY 24th MARCH - 6.00pm



THIS IS A FREE EVENT (Your intention to attend would be appreciated for catering purposes)

MANDY NOLAN - Home Truths: Myth Dusting by the Lady of the House - Wednesday 29th April
Mandy Nolan Home Truths  


Mandy Nolan is a well known author and stand-up comic. She is irreverent, clever and very, very funny. We are thrilled to be launching her third book!


It was on her knees, unpacking the dishwasher that Mandy had one of her most important epiphanies: Life is not all about choice!


In Home Truths, comedian and author Mandy Nolan explores the significance of place in relationship to self, specifically what it is about home that is so intrinsic to our sense of self and what is says about our place in the world and our emotional, mental and spiri­tual wellbeing. This is a book about who we are in the place where we live, and why; It's about who we are when no-one is watching, when the doors are closed and the pants come off.


Come with a friend, or book a whole table. It will be a hilarious event!




WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL - 12.00

2 course lunch & welcoming glass of wine

$55.00 per person

Bookings Essential; 5448 2053 or

ANTHONY COOPER Kokoda Air Strikes - Thursday 30th April 

Kokoda Air Strikes

The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played - or failed to play - in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea. 


This is the story of the early battles of the South West Pacific theatre - the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal - presented as a single air campaign that began with the Japanese conquest of Rabaul in January 1942.


It is a story of both Australian and American airmen who flew and 

fought in the face of adversity - with incomplete training, inadequate aircraft, and from poorly set up and exposed airfields. And they persisted despite extreme exhaustion, sickness, poor morale and the near certainty of being murdered by their Japanese captors if they went down in enemy territory.



Thursday 30th April at 6pm

Noosa Library - hosted by Friends of the Noosa Library

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