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Welcome Note

Introduction for September Books

As we get closer to the Christmas season the big- of childrens books. In our Meet the author column,
ger books start coming out ready for gift giving. we have Fran Cusworth, whose third novel, Sisters
The Australian male big guns are out in force this of Spicefeld came out in June this year. We have a
year, with Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton, Roger guest review from a fellow Australia Times contribu-
McDonald, Alex Miller and Tom Keneally all bring- tor, Revelly Robinson and an article from Elizabeth
ing new books out between now and Christmas. Charters about the use of social media in the mar-
The McDonald and Flanagan have already ar- keting of the Melbourne Writers Festival. And Ill
rived, and the Flanagan has reached the top of my be telling you a little about a day in my life as a
reading pile. I wish I had picked it up earlier. bookseller. Ive also been cooking quite a bit from
the new book by Jamie Oliver, Save with Me. You
There are also a lot of new Australian history books can check out some of my meals on our Facebook
coming on differing themes. Peter FitzSimons on page. (Fairfeldbooks)
Eureka, Mike Carltons book Cruiser, Michael
Pembrokes Arthur Philip, a new look at Captain I hope you enjoy whatever it is you are reading this

James Cook and more. month.

This month Ill be looking at the Richard Flanagan HEATHER DYER
and Tim Winton, the new Patrick Ness and a couple Books editor: The Australia Time

The Editor

HEATHER DYER has been a bookseller for 14 years and owns her own book-
shop in the inner north of Melbourne called FAIRFIELD BOOKS. Previous to be-
ing a bookseller, Heather was a librarian for many years and cannot imagine
life without books, she doesnt remember a time when she wasnt reading even
though the books available to her were quite limited. Heather feels reading has
entertained, educated, transported and comforted at different times of her life
and her favourite books are varied because of the different roles they have
played. Heathers all time favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen,
but as a child has fond memories of Enid Blyton and the Anne of Green Gables
books. All of those books are still contant seller in her shop which Heather be-
lieves goes to show that good story telling stands the test of time. Heather took
up the role of BOOK Editor, The Australia Times give her another opportunity to talk about books, which she
believes she could do underwater.

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