Book Readings

Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:

Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:

  • Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:30pm
  • Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm
  • People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm
  • Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm
  • Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

We welcome your suggestions and feedback


Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:00pm

Currently on Something Novel: The Last Apache Girl by Jim Fergus.

From goodreads.com:

For Ned Giles, a 17-year-old amateur photographer, a nightmare of harrowing misadventures begins the day he signs on to the 'Great Apache Expedition'. He is one of dozens of men hoping to free the son of a wealthy Mexican rancher kidnapped by a chillingly ferocious band of Apaches

 


Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm

Currently on Book at Bedtime: Dead Wrong by Cath Staincliffe.

From goodreads.com:

Sal Kilkenny, single mother and private eye, has two very frightened clients on her hands. One, divorcee Debbie Gosforth, is the victim of a deranged stalker; the other, teenager Luke Wallace, is afraid he might be a murderer. But as Sal sets about finding the identity of the stalker who's making Debbie's life a living hell, the IRA bomb the Arndale Center and a summer of terror begins. . 


People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm

Currently on People of Note: Reckoning: A memoir by Madga Szubanski.

From goodreads.com:

 

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.

In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.

Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers.

Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm

Currently on Stories Of Our Lives: Notorious Australians by Toby Creswell.

From goodreads.com:

The European settlement of terra Australis was motivated by a desire to find somewhere to put people who didn t fit in. Right from the start Australia has taken that spirit and propagated it. NOtORIOUS AUStRALIANS is a selection of true life stories and biographies taken from all walks of life - from convicts and bushrangers to the ladies of the night, right up to the boardrooms of the city and to heads of government. Some of the tales are of hapless stupidity, some tell of victims and their emotions and dark needs, some are funny, some are gruesome. there are stories of bravery, ingenuity and serendipity. A quirky and entertaining reference book on Australia's infamous personalities.

Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

Currently on Sunday Book at Bedtime: Octavia by Jilly Cooper.

From goodreads.com:

As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy in the nightclub, she knew she just had to have him. It didn't matter that he'd just got engaged to an old school friend of hers, plump, good natured Gussie; he was looking at Octavia in the way that suggested bed rather than breakfast, and she was weak at the knees... But Octavia was used to men falling in love with her at a moment's notice - it happened all the time if you were as rich and as stunning as she was.

An invitation to join Gussie and Jeremy for a cozy weekend on a canal barge came like a gift from the gods. How could she fail to hook Jeremy? But the other part of the foursome was whizz-kid business tycoon Gareth Llewellyn, a swarthy Welshman with all the tenderness of a scrum-half...definitely not Octavia's type! And one way and another, he certainly managed to thwart her plans.

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