Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Holiday reading - Fact or fiction?

Don't forget to borrow books for holiday reading before the library closes for the holiday break this Friday.

For fiction lovers, Richard Flanagan has just released his latest novel, First person.
A young and penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl proposes a deal: $10,000 for Kehlmann to ghost write his memoir in six weeks. As the writing gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. Is he ghost writing a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him - his life, his future?

If you prefer something factual, Judith Brett's new biography, The enigmatic Mr Deakin shines fresh light on Australia's second prime minister. Deakin's private papers reveal a solitary, religious character who found distasteful much of the business of politics, with its unabashed self-interest, double-dealing, and mediocre intellectual levels, and yet politics is where Deakin chose to do his life's work. The enigmatic Mr Deakin promises to be an insightful portrait of a complex man who helped shape modern Australia. 

You can find these and other new books on display inside the library. Keep up to date with new acquisitions by subscribing to the New Library Books list online.

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