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A monthly podcast about books and the people who write them. Packed with reading recommendations, author interviews and insightful advice on finding books for you and your family from the helpful staff at Connected Libraries.

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A monthly podcast about books and the people who write them. Packed with reading recommendations, author interviews and insightful advice on finding books for you and your family from the helpful staff at Connected Libraries.

    Karen Viggers & Megan Norris

    Karen Viggers & Megan Norris

    WELCOME BACK TO BOOK MATTERS, WE HOPE YOU ALL HAD A LOVELY SUMMER BREAK.   ON OUR FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 5 WE HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT AUTHORS AND BOOKS TO TALK ABOUT.
    FIRST UP,  JANINE CHATS WITH CANBERRA BASED AUTHOR KAREN VIGGERS ABOUT HER LATEST NOVEL ‘SIDELINES’, WHICH EXPLORES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TEENAGE SOCCER GAME DESCENDS INTO A BRAWL AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL LINE CALL.
    NEXT UP COURTNEY SPEAKS WITH MEGAN NORRIS ABOUT HER TRUE CRIME BOOK “LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO – FATHERS WHO KILL” WHICH IS AN EXPLORATION OF REVENGE KILLINGS DURING MARITAL BREAKDOWNS.  
    Please note that this interview contains depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing or if you have children around pop on some headphones.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Tania Blanchard & Darry Fraser

    Tania Blanchard & Darry Fraser

    In our final episode for the year we have two Australian Historical Fiction writers to hear from. 
    Janine speaks with Sydney author Tania Blanchard about her new novel A Woman of Courage - A gripping, uplifting new Victorian era novel about passion, love, loss, self-discovery and the right to be heard, inspired by a true story.   
    Then Kate speaks with Darry Fraser about her latest novel – The Milliner of Bendigo set in the 1800’s in Bendigo and the mighty Murray River - an exciting and twisty historical mystery and adventure from a bestselling Australian author. 
    The team here at Book Matters would like to thank you all for your support over the past year and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy festive season and we look forward to bringing you more interviews next year. 
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    • 46 min
    Wendy Holden & Kirsty Manning

    Wendy Holden & Kirsty Manning

    Janine speaks with UK author Wendy Holden about her novel ”The Princess” which is the final novel in Wendy Holden's trilogy about royal outsiders, and fictionalises Princess Diana's little-known early years. Then Kate speaks with Melbourne writer Kirsty Manning about her new novel  “The Hidden Book” which is a compelling novel based on a true story of a WWII European heirloom that brought down war criminals and travelled through history … to be found in an Australian country shed in 2019. We hope you enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Emma Donoghue & Fiona Britton

    Emma Donoghue & Fiona Britton

     On Book Matters this month Kate speaks with Irish author Emma Donoghue about her mesmerizing new novel set in 1805 "Learned by Heart",  which tells the heartbreaking story of the tangled lives of two women whose intense, and unlikely, relationship will change them for ever. 

    Then Lynda chats with Sydney writer Fiona Britton about her mystery novel "Violet Kelly and the Jade Owl" which takes us to Sydney in 1930  about a century old curse, a house of secrets and a young woman determined to find out the truth. 
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    • 59 min
    History Month - Heather Arnold

    History Month - Heather Arnold

     In this episode Connected Libraries celebrates History Month where our Local History Librarian Kate speaks with Heather Arnold about her research and her new book Enchanted Beneath the Bluff - Agnes & Geraldine's pursuit of Elwood's elusive Black Diamonds.

    A fascinating story set in Elwood and St Kilda in the days of suffrage and spiritualism set in the 1890's.
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    • 24 min
    Meredith Appleyard & Susan Johnson

    Meredith Appleyard & Susan Johnson

     On Book Matters Janine speaks with South Australian author Meredith Appleyard about her latest women’s fiction novel Daisy & Kate which is a compelling exploration of the waxing and waning of friendships; how precious they are, and the heartbreak that happens when it all comes undone.   Then Sam talks to Brisbane author Susan Johnson about her memoir Aphrodite’s Breath, that tells what happens when you take your 85-year-old mother to live with you on a Greek island? A strikingly original, funny, and forensic examination of love and finding home.   Two wonderful books that feature mature aged characters on journeys of discovery. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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