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As usual this club manages to encompass a wide selection of books (and not only books) and even our 2 year old member introduces us to her books.

Virginia Bailey’s The Fourth Shore  so named for a sliver of land that Mussolini promised to recover for Italy was found to be an entertaining read. The leading character Liliana Cattaneo on arriving from Rome discovered not a Mediterranean idyll but a Fascist hotbed taking over Tripoli and this young girl becomes involved in a dark liaison with sinister implications.

A  Conversation with my Country by Alan Duff highlights this authors ability to hold the hard conversations about our nation.

It seems usual now to have a book on woman’s affairs The Art of Feminism had our member finding the early history interesting but thought the book was boring when it came to the later years. And we also had another entitled Invisible Women and this showed how practically all data used is of an average male, hence seat belts, boots, cars, medicine etc most products and services are designed to fit the male body. We women know this! My clothesline!

We don’t only have books; the CD featuring Vince Jones and Grace Knight ‘Come in Spinner’ had this reader rapt

The single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village was a heart-warming, light- hearted book. It was a slice of real life.

And Ben is angry and now so am I, after reading The Catch -this expose of  How fishing companies reinvented slavery and plunder the oceans and what is worse is how the NZ fishing industry is complicit in this. Read this book but I am unsure as to how we should be channelling this disquiet to make things better.  

And little May has the last word with the book ‘Things in the Sea are Touching Me”

And we all decided we miss Shirley’s input it is not the same without her.

Any book is welcomed at this club and it does provide a good forum for ideas.

Join us on the 9th August at 10am

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