Also on the table was a book by Louis de Bernieres titled The Blue Dog. The same author wrote The Red Dog, of which a film was made. Most interesting. Lorraine had listened to a talking book by David Baldacci. Hazel Hawke’s story was enjoyed but everyone felt a little sad for this intelligent woman.
Dorothy attended the launch of the book with Hazel at the launch and commented on her sense of humour in the face of many challenges.
Philippa Gregory has a new book out Three Sisters, Three Queens. If you have followed the adventures of the Tudor dynasty this goes along the same theme. Liz Byrski has a new book The Woman Next Door. Took a bit of getting into but was worth the patience.
Laurie listened to 2 audio books, Napoleon’s Last Island telling the story of Napoleons stay at St. Helena and the interaction between the soldiers in the Garrison and the civilians. The second book was The Commander by Thomas Kenneally, a story about Soviet aggression very relevant to today’s climate.
The Tall Man a factual story of the first white policeman charged with the murder of an aboriginal on Palm Island. Found not guilty of murder the 3 sisters of the murdered man are taking civil action against the policeman. Some more good reading as follows: Bonchi; The Secrets We Share; Redemption Falls; and also Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.
Don’t forget our next meeting is listed for Melbourne Cup Day, which we will miss but will meet again on the 6th December for our last gathering for 2016. Lots of time for reading.