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Tikipunga Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Tikipunga Book Club meetings.
Updated: 20/08/2019 5:21 p.m.

August 2019

Topic: a person we admire

  • To the Is-Land by Janet Frame
  • Orwell: wintry conscience of a generation by Jeffrey Meyers
  • Carve Her Name with Pride: the story of Violette Szabo by R J Minney
  • It Wasn't Easy: memoirs of wartime women of the south compiled by Bracy Gardiner
  • So Far, So Good by Mark Todd
  • Michelle: a biography by Liza Mundy
  • Jumping Ship by Glenn Colquhoun
  • Viva Malvina!: the lives of Dame Malvina Major by Joy Tonks
  • Upbeat: the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq by Paul MacAlindin
  • A Home-Grown Cook by Dame Alison Holst
  • David Attenborough: naturalist visionary by Sonya Newland 

July 2019

Topic: poetry

  • Psalms for the Road by Joy Cowley
  • One Hundred Poems and a Year by Bob Orr
  • Landfall Literary Journal
  • Fast Fibres ed by Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey
  • The Works by Pam Ayres
  • The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse ed by Allen Curnow
  • Just for Fun by Stella Wellington
  • View from the South by Owen Marshall
  • Penguin's Poems for Life ed by Laura Barber
  • A Book of Nursery Rhymes (Zodiac Books) 1939
  • Islander by Lyn Davidson
  • Poems and Prose by Gerard Manly Hopkins 

June 2019

Topic: animals

  • The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer
  • The Lost War Horses of Cairo by Grant Hayter-Menzies
  • My Life Among the Underdogs by Tia Torres
  • Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
  • A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner
  • All Because of Henry by Nuala Gardner
  • Old Blue by Mary Taylor
  • A Zoo in my Luggage by Gerald Durrell
  • Dogs and Cats Have Souls Too by Jenny Smedley
  • A Gift from Bob by James Bowen
  • Cleo by Helen Brown
  • Will You Love Me? by Barby Keel 




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