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Wireless Books

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Wireless Books - 09-09-2021 - At last, we are open( 0:26:31)       
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At last, we are open - The Athenaeum reopened on Wednesday when we entered Level 2 just in time to record another episode of Wireless Books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/11/2021 12:00:00 PM
Wireless Books - 14-08-2021 - Dinah Mulock Craik( 0:26:45)       
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Dinah Mulock Craik - Dinah is a forgotten Victorian writer who at one time was only outsold by Charles Dickens. Her life story was full of amazing twists and turns and Christine gives us a short run through of some of them. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 8/14/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 31-07-2021 - Eleanor's Home Economics( 0:26:43)       
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Eleanor's Home Economics - Eleanor Roosevelt was the American First Lady for over a decade and during her time the White House became notorious for serving truly horrible food, we look at the reasons why this was so. Also Christine and Beth talk about new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 7/31/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 17-07-2021 - It's all Greek to Christine( 0:27:15)       
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It's all Greek to Christine - Christine gets classical and outlines the life and tragic/funny death of Greek playwright Aeschylus. Plus we have new books to review. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 7/19/2021 12:14:35 PM
Wireless Books - 03-07-2021 - Old Fashioned Humour( 0:25:46)       
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Old Fashioned Humour - It sounds as if Christine and Beth are telling Victorian jokes but it's a book called That's Life - a hilarious collection of quotable quotes, incredible incidents, comical facts, and amazing blunders published in the 1980's that has not aged well. Beth pulls the plug after hearing what sunk a German couples attempt to divorce but it is available to borrow for those of you with a stronger constitution. We also review some more recently published books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 7/3/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 19-06-2021 - The Regent Book Sale will not be in the Athenaeum( 0:26:33)       
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The Regent Book Sale will not be in the Athenaeum - A recent letter to the ODT suggested the Athenaeum as the venue for the Regent Book Sale, Christine outlines all the reasons why this will not be happening. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/19/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 05-06-2021 - Books for a Long Weekend( 0:26:33)       
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Once again we have new books to discuss and Christine shares some of the resistance she gets about Covid contact tracing. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/5/2021 12:00:00 PM
Wireless Books - 22-05-2021 - Booker Prize Short List( 0:26:34)       
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Booker Prize Short List - The short list for this years Booker Prize has been announced and unusually every one of the six books is a translation from another language into English. We also have more new books to discuss. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 5/22/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 08-05-2021 - Beth and Becky( 0:26:35)       
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Beth and Becky - Beth took Becky Manawatu's novel Aue home and she loved, loved it. Hopefully you took the opportunity to see Becky Manawatu in this years Writers & Readers Festival. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 5/8/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 24-04-2021 - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival( 0:26:7)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 4/24/2021 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 10-04-2021 - The Bloomers of War( 0:26:45)       
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The Bloomers of War - The Swiss Armies decision to issue female recruits with women's underwear brought to mind Barbara Cartland's experience as a Welfare Officer for W.A.A.F. recruits during WWII. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 4/10/2021 7:00:00 AM
Wireless Books - 27-03-2021 - A Snippet of Barbara Cartland( 0:26:44)       
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A Snippet of Barbara Cartland - Most of us remember Barbara Cartland (if you remember her at all) as an old lady but she was one of the original Bright Young Things in inter war London. Christine shares some of her recollections of the vast social changes after WWI. Plus we have some new book reviews. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 3/27/2021 12:30:00 PM