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Wireless Books - 28-01-2023 - The Act of Oblivion( 0:26:46)       
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The Act of Oblivion - The Stuart Kings of England are back in fashion again with two new books featuring them - Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris and Dawnlands by Philippa Gregory but that's not the only new books that Christine and Beth talk about. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 28/01/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 14-01-2023 - More Bunnies and AA Milne( 0:26:26)       
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Last year Christine talked a little about the life and career of A A Milne and now she returns with more information about the man who did much more than write about his child's adventures with his stuffed toys. We also have reviews of the latest books to join the Athenaeum's shelves. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 14/01/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 31-12-2023 - Divas' for New Years( 0:25:57)       
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In what has become a New Year's tradition we mark the changing of the year with music. This year all the picks are Beth's and she has gone full Diva Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 31/12/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 17-12-2022 - Christmas Songs - Christine's Favourites( 0:25:26)       
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Christmas is close and we return to our Christmas tradition of non-stop Christmas Songs - this year they all have a country flavour including Country Christmas by Loretta Lynn the long time Queen of country music and New Zealand's own country star John Hore, both who died recently. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 17/12/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 03-12-2022 - Rabbits and A A Milne( 0:26:38)       
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A A Milne is best known now days as the writer of children's stories about Pooh Bear but he had an enormously successful career as a writer for adults. Christine shares some details of his life including that he wrote a very popular series of skits for Punch magazine called Rabbits about the doings of the bright young things of Edwardian London. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 3/12/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 19-11-2022 - Able Seacat Simon( 0:26:33)       
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Able Seacat Simon - A dockside kitten stowed away to sea on the HMS Amethyst and for a brief time was the most famous cat in the world when his courage under fire and ratting abilities helped his crew through a difficult incident. Christine and Beth share his story and information about the Athenaeums new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 19/11/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 05-11-2022 - No Guy Fawkes Here( 0:26:38)       
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This time of year Christine is taken by surprise by Halloween, The Melbourne Cup and Guy Fawkes night in quick succession. She admits she keeps forgetting about them because she doesn't celebrate any of them - Beth of course is horrified by her lack of party spirit. They both agree that there are some crackers amongst the Athenaeum's new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 5/11/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 22-10-2022 - An Antipodean Arcadia( 0:26:46)       
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The first European settlers of Dunedin wanted it to be an Antipodean Arcadia but their own actions made that difficult. We tend to think of Dunedin as it is today but of course the settlers almost immediately set about changing the shore line and removing inconvenient hills. We talk about instances of this as well as reviewing new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 22/10/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 24-09-2022 - A New Vera( 0:26:28)       
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Beth is delighted to have the new Vera Stanhope, The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves, book number ten in the popular series. We talk about other new books and then discuss the State Funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 24/09/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 10-09-2022 - It's A Rum Do( 0:26:30)       
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Lord Jellicoe was a hero of the First World War and Governor-General of New Zealand afterwards. Christine talks about his career in the Royal Navy. We also have new books to discuss. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 10/09/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 27-08-2022 - The Frontiersmen( 0:26:0)       
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A lot of legions and folktales have sprung up around the frontiers of early America. Christine and Beth try and shed light on the truth of the careers of three much mythicised men Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie as well as reviewing some of the new books at the Athenaeum Library. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 27/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 13-08-2022 - My Friends( 0:26:36)       
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My Friends - Jane Duncan had a huge popular success with her semi-autobiographical novels the My Friend ... novels which numbered 19 by her death. Christine talks about the real woman behind the fictionalised Janet Sanderson. And as always we have the Athenaeum's newest books to review. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 13/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.

Christine and Beth explore our city's rich literary heritage, with people who are passionate about the printed word. Thanks to Dunedin Athenaeum Library and Mechanics Institute


Host: Christine Powley and Beth Sizemore

Produced By: Otago Access Radio

Language: English

Category: Arts and Literature

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