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June 2014

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Annie's Books on Peregian

8 Kingfisher Dve - Ph (07) 5448 2053 


WINTER TIME - The perfect time of year for a great book!


Life has been grand in my little corner of paradise here in Peregian Beach. The Village remains busy and interesting - the community has successfully repelled the application for the development of the Bowls Club - another successful example of people power. As the months go by there are more and more great books - far too many for me to read and review, so I always appreciate feedback, both positive and negative, from my customers. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, I was very flattered to be nominated for national Bookseller of the Year (Australian Booksellers Association), and even more thrilled when I made it to the short list of five people. I was pipped at the post by a bookseller from Bathurst, who also works with a wonderful loyal community, so I was pleased that the award was given to an independent!


I am thrilled with the interesting mix of events coming up. From police corruption to tea cosies - that has to be the most eclectic range possible! Events on the footpath are always fun - just remember that it can get pretty cool in the evenings, so dress warmly. Also, you know that seating is limited, so you are always welcome to bring a beach chair along just in case.


Happy reading - Annie, Rachel & Palmira


Mandy Sayer
Mandy Sayer - appearing at Noosa Longweekend


REALITY BITES FESTIVAL - 23-26 October -  

NOOSA JAZZ FESTIVAL - 4-7 September - 


MATTHEW CONDON - Jacks and Jokers

Matthew Condon

In Three Crooked Kings we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. In Jacks and Jokers, the story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues. As the Queensland police become more connected with their colleagues in Sydney, the rise of heavy drugs and crime escalates. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, two of the original 'crooked kings', become more enmeshed with 'The Joke' which is run by bagman Jack Herbert. 

Jacks and Jokers introduces new characters, more extraordinary behaviour outside the law by the law, and along the way charts the meteoric rise of police commissioner Terry Lewis, documenting events up until the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s.

Once again, award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from unprecedented access to Terry Lewis, as well as hundreds of interviews with key players and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise - and spectacular fall - of one man, an entire state and over a generation of corruption.



THURSDAY 19th JUNE - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

 LOANI PRIOR - Pretty Funny Tea Cosies

Pretty Funny Tea Cosies Tibetan Warrior Tea Cosies


Loani Prior, tea cosy knitter extraordinaire, is back with more of her fabulously outrageous creations. Pretty Funny Tea Cosies contains patterns for 25 knitted cosies and pretty things, with the focus on the pretty: flowers, leaves, fruit, loopy stitches and beautifully knitted and woven fabric.Including basic stitches, techniques and patterns, Pretty Funny Tea Cosies is a must-have for knitters and crafters and anyone who has ever wanted to have a Tibetan Tea Warrior tea cosy (pictured).


We thought that the beautiful ROSE ROOM on Gympie Terrace would be the perfect place to celebrate the launch of Loani's fourth book. Please bring your own tea cosy creation, as Loani loves to see what her readers are making, whether they are her patterns or not.



THE ROSE ROOM - 231 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

THURSDAY 3rd JULY - 10.00am

$25.00 per person - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL



Maggie Christensen
Band of Gold

Local author Maggie Christensen's debut novel, Band of Gold, deals with the tricky topic of new romance after a failed marriage.


Anna Hollis is a forty-seven year old schoolteacher living in Sydney. She juggles her busy life with a daughter in the throes of first love, and increasingly demanding aging parents.


Anna's world collapses when her husband of twenty-five years leaves her on Christmas morning. She makes it through the family festivities, explaining his absence with a flimsy excuse, but later breaks down on a Sydney beach where a stranger comes to her aid.


Born and brought up in Scotland, and attracted by advertisements to 'Come and Teach in the Sun', Maggie Christensen emigrated to Australia in her twenties to teach in primary schools in Sydney. She now lives with her husband of almost thirty years near Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland., Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them - her idea of heaven! She continues her love of books as a volunteer with Friends of Noosaville Library where she organises author talks and selects and delivers books to the housebound.



THURSDAY 31st JULY - 6.00pm




RICHARD CLAPTON - The Best Years of Our Lives

Richard Clapton

A rocking and uproarious memoir that tells the story of OzRock and an amazing life in music.


For 40 years Richard Clapton has been, above all else, a songwriter - a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator on the Australian condition. His best songs - Deep Water, Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, Girls on the Avenue, Trust Somebody, Capricorn Dancer - capture the essence of this country like few other writers.   Now in The Best Years of Our Lives, Richard employs his keen songwriters' powers of observation, portraiture and storytelling powers to tell the best one of all: the extraordinary story of his own life.


There's no excuse to miss this one. There are not many people in the rock industry still playing to big audiences after 40 years. I have been reacquainting myself with Richard's music lately - it's all so familiar, and I enjoy it now more than I did in the past. ABC Coast-FM Radio's presenter Mary-lou Stephens will be "in conversation" with Richard - on the footpath. (Remember, it can get cold, and also that I have limited seating - you're welcome to bring a chair!)



TUESDAY 5th AUGUST - 6.00 for 6.30 start



THIS IS A FREE EVENT (But we'd love to know if you're coming - by phone or email)

ROSEMARY SELKIRK - Are You Afraid of Monsters? 
Are you afraid of MonstersWhen Amelie asks her Nan about being afraid of monsters, she does not expect to be invited to enter the world of the imagination with her; nor how much fun they will have discovering different monsters together.


A quality picture book for three to six year olds by Dr Rosemary Selkirk which addresses childhood fears, such as the fear of monsters, by illustrating the role of the imagination.


This wonderful book is available now in hardback or paperback.

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MEET THE AUTHOR IN THE "AUTHOR'S SEAT" - bring your children

SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER - 10.00am - 12.00 MIDDAY

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