For our October meeting members discussed a biography that they had read.  We had a wide variety of subjects and titles and as they say “truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction.” Members rated the books that they had read. Here are some of the titles shared.

The Wolf by Richard Guillatt and Peter Hohnen – a WWI story telling how one German raider terrorized Australia and the Southern Oceans in the first World War.  Scored 7

Never say die by Chris O’Brien – the story of the Australian cancer specialist’s struggle with cancer. Scored 7

Last tango in Toulouse – The second of Mary Moody’s books. Life can begin again at fifty. Scored 7

Destined to live: one woman’s war life and loves remembered – Sabina Wolanski with Diana Bagnall. This book tells of her early years.  She was 12  when her town in Poland was invaded by the Nazis.  It then goes on to tell of her life in Australia.  Rated 7.5

The forgotten children by David HIll.  The story of the children from poor British families who were transported to Australia between 1938 and 1974 to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain and to populate the colony. Rated 7

Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance by Barack Obama The story of his early years and his search to discover more about his father who died when he was very young. He had only met him once. This was a journey that would take him to Africa to meet up with more of his family there. Rated 7

If you are interested in one of these subject areas why not give one of these books a go.  All are available in the library.

Diane – Group Coordinator

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