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Wireless Books - 06-04-2024 - Censorship at the Athenaeum( 0:26:10)       
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Censorship at the Athenaeum - One of our members took out an old Ken Follett and when she brought it back she said 'what's the story with the missing pages?' and she showed me that six pages were missing. So Rosalie the librarian before me had censored this book. I was able to uncover some of the story behind this and share it with our listeners. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/04/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 23-03-2024 - More St Kilda( 0:26:19)       
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More St Kilda - We have a host of new books. Christine provides an update on our favourite ancient Greek Aeschylus and tells us more about the borough of St Kilda. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 23/03/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 09-03-2024 - History of St Kilda( 0:26:14)       
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History of St Kilda - Not that long ago Dunedin was a compact city surrounded by independent Boroughs one of the last of which was St Kilda. Something reminded Christine that people living in St Kilda had to pay a non-residents fee to borrow books from the Dunedin City Library and in trying to research that she stumbled upon lots of other interesting information about the creation of St Kilda. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/03/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 24-02-2024 - Maids of Honour( 0:26:8)       
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Maids of Honour - Beth is back on deck hitting all the buttons at the right time (sort of) and Christine is very happy to see her. We have new books and old-time tips on economical ways to keep your leather shoes in tip top shape. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 24/02/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 10-02-2024 - Flying Solo( 0:27:11)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 10/02/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 27-01-2024 - Books, books, books( 0:26:42)       
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Books, books, books - The Athenaeum Library reopens on Monday the 29th of January and Christine runs through some of the great new books you can borrow then. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 27/01/2024 1:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 02-12-2023 - Books for Christmas( 0:25:18)       
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Books for Christmas - It's starting to look a lot like Christmas and one of the great Athenaeum Christmas traditions is being about to take a double lot of books over the summer break and Christine is busy buying up new books to meet the demand. In todays episode she reviews some of the new books.
Published: 2/12/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 18-11-2023 - Randolph Churchill( 0:26:11)       
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Randolph Churchill - Randolph was the only son of Sir Winston Churchill (Britain's war time prime minister) and famous for his volcanic tempter. The Athenaeum has a biography written by his cousin Anita Leslie in the collection and Christine shares some of the funnier stories contained in it. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 18/11/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 04-11-2023 - The Dangers of Lawn Tennis( 0:26:4)       
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The Dangers of Lawn Tennis - A hundred years ago people were worried that women were ruining their figures by playing lawn tennis becoming lean, tough and unattractive. But here in the present we have new books to talk about. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 4/11/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Wireless Books - 19-10-2023 - Waving Ghost( 0:25:48)       
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Waving Ghost - A recent haunting in Dunedin turned out to be much less spooky than it originally appeared. The police were called and soon got to the bottom of it. Christine has all the details as well as lots of new books to review. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 19/10/2023 5:21:38 p.m.