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“Yeah, but it was nothing
compared to the book.”
This monthly movie
night will screen films
that evoke the precise
opposite response –
these are the rare cases
when film adaptations
really work. A bonus is
that the book the movie is
based on will be selling
for 10 per cent less, all
New offerings from WA writers and publishers
THE DAGGER OF DRESNIA: THE TALISMANS BOOK ONE
by Satima Flavell, Satalyte Publishing, $27.99
The Dagger of Dresnia is not just a tale of good versus evil, but of discrimination, love and
growth. Bound by excellent prose, the first book in the trilogy tells the story of Queen Ellyria.
To save her dying sons, she strikes a deal with a dark spirit, dooming their kingdom should
the conditions be broken. With the imagined world coming to life through well thought-out
characterisation that breaks supposed medieval gender roles, The Dagger of Dresnia is
worth a read, even for those not familiar with the fantasy genre.
HOW I BECAME THE MR BIG OF PEOPLE SMUGGLING
by Martin Chambers, Fremantle Press, $27.99
Conceptualised after a chance encounter with Indonesian people smugglers, Martin
Chambers’ tale is a fictional depiction of life in the illegal multi-billion dollar industry. Set on
a remote station in the Northern Territory, the novel endeavours to highlight the unforgiving
reality of people smuggling, while uncovering harsh truths about life away from society.
Gripping and entertaining, the novel is cover-to-cover entertainment for thriller fans.
LET HER GO
by Dawn Barker, Hachette, $29.99
Dawn Barker’s background in psychiatry is prominent in her writing. In Let Her Go, the
author’s second novel, the notion of secrecy is visited through a family stained by a murky
past. Mysterious and engrossing, the narrative questions the cost of motherhood and the
ethical concerns it can raise. As Dawn delves into the darker side of the family psyche, Let
Her Go will leave you questioning your own morals long after the final page has turned.
month long. Beaufort
Street Books, last
Tuesday of the month.
Beaufort Street Books hosts
a monthly night with a guest
author and De Vine cellars
wines for less than the cost
of a tipple at your local.
You’ll feel oh-so -cultured.
Albany winery Oranje Tractor will release its first cookbook in late winter. With more than 150 pages of
recipes inspired by the vast range of international travellers who have worked for the winery over the
years, the book will also document life on an organic farm. Retailing for approximately $36, it will be
available direct from the winery website, or from local bookshops. oranjetractor.com.
Beaufort Street Books.
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