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NINA KENWOOD – IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

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The romantic comedy of the year, this is the story of Natalie: unsure of herself in the summer between high school and university. This book is for anyone who’s ever hidden in the bathroom at a party, or cringed inwardly at something they’ve said. It Sounded Better in My Head is a YA release that will appeal to women everywhere - it’s for the awkward teen in all of us! Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings Bookshop in Melbourne. It Sounded Better in My Head won the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. This is her first book.

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KAYTE NUNN - THE SILK HOUSE

Weaving. Healing. Haunting. This is the spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret, by the bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter and The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. Intoxicating, haunting and inspired by the author's background, The Silk House is an exceptional gothic mystery.
Kayte joins us in conversation with local author Jennifer Kloester.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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CHRIS FLYNN - MAMMOTH

Mammoth is an outrageously clever literary fiction/creative non-fiction hybrid romp through history that is endlessly entertaining, engaging, and endearing. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, the fossilized bones of a dire wolf, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007.

Mammoth author Chris Flynn will be joined in conversation by Clare Wright OAM, an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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KATE GRENVILLE - A ROOM MADE OF LEAVES

Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most cherished and bestselling authors, has released her first novel in almost ten years. A Room Made of Leaves is the story of an intimate and emotional romance involving Elizabeth Macarthur, an early heroine of Australian wool farming, and a soaring Australian historical adventure about the early days of this country’s colonisation.
Facilitated by writer, journalist, former broadcaster, curator and photographer, ​Caroline Baum.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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JOHN WOOD - HOW I CLAWED MY WAY TO THE MIDDLE

A delightful peek behind the curtains at the life of John Wood, one of Australia’s most beloved actors. From working class beginnings in Melbourne through to rubbing shoulders with some of the best and brightest in Australia’s acting scene, John takes the reader on an enchanting jaunt through his childhood to his time on the silver screen.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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