Once again, a spirited discussion over books read, lots of books to swap or take to read. A few spy and crime book’s this month. Books read were Jasper Jones, Eleanor Olivant a debut novel by Gail Honeyman, The Gate at the Top of the Stairs by Laurie Moore. The Bookshop was read, the film was shown recently in Benalla, proving the point if people don’t support a project it will fail. Queen of the Spies about a woman who was a leading spy in the UK, a bit dull in parts. Renoir’s Dancer was enjoyed, a woman who was an artist’s model and became an artist herself, our reader pointed out women painters never receive the same recognition as men. Name Dropping by Kate Fitzpatrick, an easy style and enjoyable read. The Ladies in Black related the true story of Lillian Armfield the first female detective in Sydney appointed in the 1920’s in the days of the Razor Gangs. A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan, this book caused a deal of laughter as the main character was a Real Estate Agent who had keys to many homes in the town and got up to a bit of mischief. Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar was an excellent Australian story, as was Absolution Creek. The Prisoner by Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson is written about the author’s time spent in prison for fraud; released in 2007, she became the person who welcomed and assisted new prisoners. The series Wentworth on television was based on this book. See you all on the 4th September.
About 'Let's Talk Books'
Have you read a good book you would like to share with others? Bring your book along to the Benalla Library and tell the group about it. This is a casual discussion group about books, papers or magazines we have read and enjoyed. You will hear about books others have read that you may be interested in reading too.
Convenor/s and contact details
Geraldine McCorkell 5762 2134
0408 522 662
Currently: 1st Tuesday 2 - 4 pm at the home of Lorraine Knox, 51 Bridge Street, Benalla, two doors up from the Shell roadhouse
When available: 1st Tuesday 2-4 pm Benalla Library Meeting Room