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

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

Currently on Something Novel: Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope.

From goodreads.com:

Brought up by the same parents, but born to two different mothers, Nathalie and David have grown up as brother and sister, and share a fierce loyalty. Their decision as adults to try to find their birth mothers is no straightforward matter. It affects, acutely and often painfully, their spouses and children, the people they work with, and, most poignantly, the two women who gave them up for adoption all those years ago. Exploring her subject with inimitable imagination and humanity, the celebrated author of Marrying the Mistress and The Rector's Wife once again works her magic.

 


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

Currently on Book at Bedtime: Gone by Mo Hayder.

From goodreads.com:

Evening is closing in as murder detective Jack Caffery arrives to interview the victim of a car-jacking. 

He's dealt with routine car-thefts before, but this one is different. This car was taken by force. And on the back seat was a passenger. An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing. 

Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police: 'It's started,' he tells them. 'And it ain't going to stop just sudden, is it?

And Caffery knows that he's going to do it again. Soon the jacker will choose another car with another child on the back seat. 

Caffery's a good and instinctive cop; the best in the business, some say. But this time he knows something's badly wrong. Because the jacker seems to be ahead of the police - every step of the way...


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

Currently on People of Note: All My Januaries: Pleasures of Life and Other Essays by Barbra Blackman.

From goodreads.com:

‘Somewhere in this world, in this lifetime, there is a place of simple things, of sitting beside a fire with friends, good company, quietly talking, no formidable decisions, no explanations, no threat, no guilt, no anguish. These are the days for walking on country roads.’ From iconic author and patron of the Arts, Barbara Blackman, comes All My Januaries, a new collection of insightful and inspirational personal essays.

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

Currently on Stories Of Our Lives: Droving Down The Cooper: A Saddlemaker's Yarn by Col Hood.

From goodreads.com:

Inviting the reader to 'ride stirrup to stirrup' with him, the author tells his stories.

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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