Our guest authors for Tuesday April 3th are:
Anne Connor - memoir/history
Connor's new book Two Generations explores the lived familial impact of secrets, suffering, forgiveness, hope and redemption.
Lae, New Guinea 1943. Jock Connor is part of a regiment sent to set up a base camp at the Butibum River. During an Inspection of Arms, Jock’s Owen sub-machine gun accidentally discharges, killing his twenty-two-year-old friend and fellow solider, Joseph Forrester. It’s an event that will hold deep ramifications for years to come. On his return to civilian life Jock’s wife, Bess, is faced with a new version of her husband – a man emotionally wounded and spiritually broken, and a father who is short-tempered and withdrawn. When Anne Connor delves into her father’s past two decades after his death, she learns about this tragic event for the first time, and begins to tease out the compelling story of her mother and father.
Weaving a tale of romance, hardship and resilience, Two Generations is an intimate and imaginative retelling of the lasting effect of secrets on a family, and the greater impact of the Second World War on northern Australia.
Ken Linnett - horse racing history
Author Ken Linnett has written the first book about one of the icons of Australian racing, and along the way debunks some of the myths, including the controversy surrounding why Tulloch missed the 1957 Melbourne Cup, which looked to be at his mercy.
Linnett goes into depth about Tulloch’s wonderful career—55 starts for 36 wins, once unplaced—which begins with his legendary clashes with another star of the time, Todman, right through to his final start, an emotion-packed win in the 1961 Brisbane Cup (3200m), lumping 9st 12lbs (62.5kg). Linnett also brilliantly captures a changing time in Australian racing, including the introduction of the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB), as racing battled to hold is place as the nation’s number one sport.
However, nothing brought people to the track more than a champion racehorse, and from the mid 1950s to the early 1960s, that horse was Tulloch.
We will provide some finger foods and beverages/tea/coffee on the night, as well as some giveaways supplied by publishers. The cost for each evening will be $15.00 all inclusive.
Please join us by booking a ticket here, or via firstname.lastname@example.org, or in store. Doors open 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
Dymocks Camberwell celebrated 2012 The National Year of Reading with the inauguration of our very own First Tuesday Book Club, each month.
We start the evening by talking about our favourite novels, both new & older ones. We will ask participants to comment about books they have read or are reading, just like a normal book club. We won’t be setting a monthly book, as we want to hear about as many books as possible, including old favourites. You may just want to listen at times and hear about other people’s experiences with their books. It is totally up to you!