Diving into Julie's TBR pile!

Published on 08 July 2024


Winter is the perfect time to cosy up and tackle your to-be-read list! Julie from Derrinallum Library has shared the library books on her list!

On the trail of the silver brumby – Elyne Mitchell

From the author of “The Silver Brumby” series of children’s books. This book explores the untamed places that inspired her imagination. On foot, skis and horseback to tales of wild brumby chases and evenings spent yarning round the campfire, Elyne's words bring the mountains vividly to life.

Full Plate, one meal for the whole family - Dr Preeya Alexander

Full Plate is your ultimate solution to mealtime mayhem.  Featuring meals for fussy eaters, allergies, and just what to cook.  Practical tips to make cooking easier.   Full Plate is a culinary lifesaver for families seeking harmony, health and happiness around the dinner table.

Agatha Christie : a very elusive woman - Lucy Worsley

Born in 1890 into a world which had its own rules about what women could and couldn't do. This biography is not just of an internationally renowned bestselling writer, it's also the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman.

Draw faces in 15 minutes : the super-fast drawing technique anyone can learn - Jake Spicer

Yes, you can. Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how. By the time you finish this book, you’ll should have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait.  Time will tell?

Living the Beatles Legend: On the Road with the Fab Four – The Mal Evans Story - Kenneth Womack

A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans was an invaluable member of the Beatles’ inner circle. Serving as their long-time roadie, personal assistant and protector, he was a sometime lyricist, occasional performer and regular fixer at the height of the group’s fame and beyond.  But Mal’s dedication to his beloved ‘boys’ and his own desire for stardom took its toll, leading to the dissolution of his marriage and his untimely death in January 1976.

The Radio Hour - Victoria Purman

Martha Berry is fifty-years old, a spinster, and one of an army of polite and invisible women in 1956 Sydney who go to work each day and get things done without fuss, fanfare or reward. Working at the country's national broadcaster, she's seen highly-praised talent come and go over the years but when she is sent to work as secretary on a brand-new radio serial, created to follow in the footsteps of Australia's longest running show, Blue Hills, she finds herself at the mercy of an egotistical and erratic young producer without a clue, a conservative broadcaster frightened by the word 'pregnant' and a motley cast of actors with ideas of their own about their roles in the show. When Martha is forced to step in to rescue the serial from impending cancellation, she ends up secretly ghost-writing scripts, creating mayhem with management, and coming up with storylines that resonate with the serial's growing and loyal audience of women listeners. But she can't keep her secret forever and when she's threatened with exposure, Martha has to decide if she wants to remain in the shadows, or to finally step into the spotlight.

The Rose Code - Kate Quinn

In 1940, three very different women answer the call to a mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.

In 1947, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter–the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum.

A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past they must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together.

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