News & Reviews

Harrower and Hazzard: The Letters

‘Vital, compelling, terrifying, revelatory — and a literary pleasure in its own right.’ — Anna Funder Join us to discuss ‘Hazzard and Harrower: The Letters’ – an extraordinary collection of writing from two of
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The Beauties by Lauren Chater

20 May 2024 News & Reviews
Set in 17th Century UK and The Netherlands, Lauren Chater’s historical fiction novel “The Beauties” follows the lives of three individuals existing in close connection to the Royal Family. Emilia Lennox, a young married
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Thunderhead: Miranda Darling in conversation with Jo Yeldham

Miranda Darling joins us, in conversation with Bookoccino’s Jo Yeldham, to discuss Thunderhead, her black comedy about one woman’s struggle to be free. On the outside, Winona is a seemingly unremarkable young mother: unobtrusive,
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Book signing with Jennifer Croft

MEET JENNIFER CROFT SATURDAY 25 MAY Versatile author, critic, translator. Recipient of the Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Olga Tokarczuk novel Flights. Founder of The Buenos Aires Review. The
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“Sparks: China’s Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future” by Ian Johnson

01 May 2024 News & Reviews
Sparks: China’s Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future by Ian Johnson   So much of what we know about China today comes from people who no longer live there.   “Sparks” is brilliant
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Book of the Month – May

“James” by Percival Everett It has been a long time since a book grabbed me in the opening pages and kept me reading unable to put it down. James is the runaway slave on
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Burn Book: A Tech Love Story by Kara Swisher

29 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
Acerbic. Iconoclastic. Sui generis.  All fit Kara Swisher, who has chronicled the rise of digital, the reading news not on paper but on mobile phones; of Netflix and streaming services disrupting Hollywood. In sketches
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“The Anxious Generation” by Jonathan Haidt

29 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
The Anxious Generation, Jonathan Haidt We overprotect children in the real world and underprotect them online. It’s like sending them to Mars, with no protections. Play-based childhood has been replaced by phone-based childhood. The
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How To Win An Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler, Peter Pomersantsev

24 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
How To Win An Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler, Peter Pomersantsev If you thought disinformation was a phenomenon of social media, you will be transfixed by how Hitler used ‘propaganda’ (‘disinformation, by
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Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia by Gary J. Bass

24 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia by Gary J. Bass Embrace the heft of this book. It is a rich history of wars and politics in
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Mother’s Day Lunch with Annabelle Hickson

ABOUT Join us for a gorgeous lunch party, celebrating Motherhood, creativity and our beautiful country with Galah magazine founder Annabelle Hickson. Meet her contributing cast of flower-growers, artists, photographers and farmers from regional Australia
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[SOLD OUT] The Art of Longevity with Rod Perez

ABOUT Join us for an exclusive book signing with Rod Perez, author of The Art of Longevity and the founder of Holistic Pro Health. Rod is a Sports Scientist, CHEK Practitioner and all round
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The Cacao Community

15 Apr 2024 Events
ABOUT Join us for ceremonial cacao and a mindful celebration of life and community. Led by Sontaan Hopson we meet once a month on a Tuesday evening to enjoy this sacred drink and set
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[SOLD OUT] Modern Heritage

15 Apr 2024 Recent Events
Join us at the beautiful heritage home Hy Brasil for an afternoon discussion on interwar architecture and conservation. Our guest is Professor Cameron Bruhn, CEO of The Australian Institute of Architects, former Dean and Head
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Trivia Fridays

15 Apr 2024 Events
Join us for great music, good vibes and generous prizes at Trivial Fridays. An evening of live music and fun with friends. Every Friday until we’ve had enough. Friday 3 May 2024 – Friday
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