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French Lessons

15 Apr 2024 Recent Events
ABOUT A voyage to the heart of France, to learn language and culture in a fun, immersive and delicious style. Enrolment is limited to 16 people. We meet at Bookoccino, from 5.30 – 8.00pm,
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“Come and Get It” by Kiley Reid

15 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
Reid follows up on her very successful first novel, Such a Fun Age, with this snappy second novel follows the life of an ambitious university student who navigates with issues of socioeconomic class, power,
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BOOK OF THE MONTH – April 2024

10 Apr 2024 News & Reviews
Caledonian Road by Andrew O’Hagan Caledonian Road is our unputdownable Book of the Month. A cracking read that brims with British high culture and offers poignant commentary on the illusory nature of modern social life.
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“The School Run” by Ali Lowe

27 Mar 2024 News & Reviews
Ali Lowe‘s latest novel The School Run is a suspenseful thriller exploring the connection between a mother and her children. Three neighbours are all desperate to secure their sons a place at a reputable private high
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“Piglet” by Lottie Hazell

27 Mar 2024 News & Reviews
Lottie Hazell‘s debut novel, Piglet, is a gripping story that explores the empty pursuit of happiness. Coined by her parents, Piglet’s rather cruel nickname is from her love of food. We meet Piglet as she is planning to marry
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[SOLD OUT] Julie Janson on her new novel Compassion

  Compassion is an emotional and intense literary exploration of the complex lives of Aboriginal women during the 1800s. Julie will be joined in conversation by Walkley award-winning journalist Paul Daley. We are welcomed with didgeridoo by Billy
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An evening with David Brooks

04 Mar 2024 Recent Events
The Other Side of Daylight: An evening with David Brooks Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with renowned Australian poet David Brooks. David is the author of five collections of poetry
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Book of the Month – March 2024

Join us in appreciating The Extinction of Irena Rey, a wildly inventive literary novel by young American writer Jennifer Croft. Eight translators arrive at the exotic home of their beloved author, the renowned Irena Rey.
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“The Revenge Club” by Kathy Lette

01 Mar 2024 News & Reviews
The Revenge Club, Kathy Lette   How does Kathy Lette do it? Starting with Puberty Blues, which she wrote when she was 17 years old, a score of books later, with The
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“The Nature of Honour” by David McBride

The Nature of Honour — Son, Duty-Bound Soldier, Military Lawyer, Truth-Teller, Father. A life in full. The son of the doctor who exposed the birth defects caused by thalidomide, David McBride
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“Peinao – A Greek Feast for All” lunch event with twins Helena and Vikki Moursellas

Discover the joy that comes from gathering around a table filled with delicious, soulful dishes made with love. Raised in their Yiayia’s kitchen, identical twins Helena and Vikki Moursellas are passionate lovers of Greek
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“The Women” by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah‘s latest historical novel tells the story of a young American woman serving as an army nurse during the Vietnam war. When 20 year-old Frankie McGrath embarks on her journey in Vietnam, she
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If you love discount books, you don’t love their authors

Opinion | SMH Raymond Bonner February 10, 2024 — 5.00am In his inaugural State of the Arts oration, Minister Tony Burke laudedthe “history and legacy” of Labor’s commitment to the arts, tracing it back
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[SOLD OUT] Poetry, Music and Magic

10 Feb 2024 Recent Events
Join us for an inspiring evening of poetry and musical performances by distinguished artists, and a conversation about the magical power of these art forms to transform our states of mind. Poets: Judith Beveridge,
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[SOLD OUT] Kathy Lette – “The Revenge Club”

07 Feb 2024 Recent Events
  We cannot think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Week than a summery evening on Pittwater with the uproariously funny Kathy Lette. In The Revenge Club, a group of girlfriends get
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