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Episode 2 – Resilience with Dr Nicole Weeks

“Resilience” – “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” this old saying speaks to the quality of resilience. Dr Nicole Weeks, a research psychologist at Macquarie University is our guest today. Nicole is working with Resilience Research and training systems, … Continue reading

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Haunting Reads for Halloween

Our librarian delves into the origins of Halloween and recommends a few of her favourite haunting reads. To reserve books shown in the video for yourself click the links below: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson The Woman … Continue reading

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Parra Pods – Brilliant Daughters Difficult Fathers

This Podcast discusses  difficult Father/daughter relationships in memoirs. Often in memoir and in literature family relationships loom large,  especially father/daughter relationships. All three daughters suffered abuse & neglect in various forms, yet all three are high achieving women. This discussion … Continue reading

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Book Review Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson Book Summary In 1910, Ursula Todd is born during a snowstorm in England, but two parallel scenarios occur – in one, she dies immediately. In the other, she lives to tell the tale. As … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

This week the literary world celebrates Banned Book week and remembers that the right to free speech and difference of opinion should never be taken for granted. Nowadays hardly any books are actually banned in the English speaking world but … Continue reading

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