We then went on to Annie Molloy which Liane Moriarty had written the prologue for. Alice contributed with a chat on Psychodrama and also the Essence of Tai Ji. The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers set in the slums of Uganda was a good story now a movie, about a 15 year old girl who learnt to play Chess and went on to play world competitions. Three Wandering Poms, 3 girls who came here as Ten pound Poms went off around Australia on Motorbikes.
The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper, a girl whose father in 1808, did ground breaking studies on the platypus and subsequently died being stung by one, was given the task of taking his findings to Joseph Banks at the Royal Society in London, but unfortunately they wouldn’t accept this from a woman. Big discussion followed this revelation.
The Q & A Collection a series written by Margaret Throsby and Peter McCormack was fun, and Lyn spoke about artist Frida Kahlo a Mexican Artist who currently has a painting in the NGV. Welcome to My Country written by the daughter of Roy Marika who began the Land Rights Movement, this book was written about aboriginal customs.
Such an interesting meeting of book lovers and some good robust discussions about life in general. See you all in August.