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MRF Book Club: The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc is a provocative new interpretation of the life of one of history’s most fascinating figures, Joan of Arc. Join Ali Alizadeh and host Liz Mayberry for a discussion of this historical novel with a difference. 

Eltons Eating + Drinking (upstairs)
Saturday 12 August, 10:30–11:30am, free

 
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MRF Book Club: Next Level Reading

What makes a good reader? Whether you’re in a book club, teaching, or connecting personally with a book, gain insight from our expert readers Alice Grundy and Luke Carman, as they discuss criticism, entertainment and the art of reading.

Eltons Eating + Drinking (upstairs)
Saturday 12 August, 1:30–2:30pm, free

 
 

MRF Book Club: Bush Studies

Fiona Wright leads a discussion of Barbara Baynton’s Bush Studies, a collection of short stories devoted to the dangers of the Australian bush. Famous for its stark realism, Bush Studies was first published in 1902 and is now available as a Text Classic.

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Eltons Eating + Drinking (upstairs)
Sunday 13 August, 9:30–10:30am, free

 
 

MRF Book Club: The Restorer

The Restorer is a novel of family, fracture and rebuilding. After a family on the brink of falling apart moves from Sydney to Newcastle for a fresh start, tensions start to build. Michael Sala discusses his novel with Julia Tsalis.

Eltons Eating + Drinking
Sunday 13 August, 11:00am–12:00pm, free