Beaumaris Books

CAROLINE BROTHERS

Beaumaris Books

In association with Bloomsbury Publishing

Proudly presents an evening with

CAROLINE BROTHERS

Discussing her wonderful literary novel

THE MEMORY STONES

    

When:         Thursday 1st June 2017, 7.30pm
Where:        GINGER FOX
                    23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost:           $30.00 includes admission & finger
                    food. Beverages at bar prices.
Book Deal   $45 includes admission,
                    finger food AND a copy of either
                    The Memory Stones or Hinterland

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638
E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au
Bookings Essential

The Memory Stones A compelling tale of a young woman’s disappearance
in 1970s Argentina, The Memory Stones is a sweeping, epic story of a family
tragedy whose consequences echo throughout generations.

Buenos Aires, 1976. In the heat of summer, the Ferrero family escapes to the lush
expanse of Tigre. They will be the last days the family ever spends together.
Heartbreaking and beautiful, The Memory Stones tells the story of the Disappeared,
thousands of Argentinians who fell victim to the violence of the period. Depicting the
despair and hope of one family seeking to rebuild itself after unimaginable loss, it is a
lyrical, devastating portrait of a country that has come face to face with terror and the
long dark shadow it leaves behind.

Caroline Brothers was born in Australia. She has a PhD in history from
University College London and has worked as a foreign correspondent in Europe and
Latin America, and as a journalist at the International New York Times. She is the
author of War and Photography, and the novel Hinterland. She divides her time
between London and Paris.

Written by Andrew Martin — May 16, 2017

Dr Susan Carland (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT

Beaumaris Books

In association with Melbourne University Press

Proudly presents an evening with highly respected author, lecturer & researcher

SUSAN CARLAND

to coincide with the release of her new book

FIGHTING HISLAM

  

When : Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7.30pm
Where: TRUE SOUTH 298 Beach Road Black Rock
Cost: Book & ticket together for just $50
Also includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices. *Only at time of ticket purchase **Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638
E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au
Bookings Essential

‘Fighting Hislam is an insider’s story of the fight against sexism by twenty-three Muslim women. Carland provides a compelling alternative to Western clichés of Muslim women as either oppressed or lascivious members of the harem. Sexism is, she argues, challenged by Muslim women from classic Islamic teachings, making the case that feminism and Islam can be complementary.’ GILLIAN TRIGGS


FIGHTING HISLAM

The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist’s playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility.
Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight
sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion.
Here, Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith.
At a time when the media trumpets scandalous revelations about life for women from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, Muslim women are always spoken about and over, never with. In Fighting Hislam, that ends.

SUSAN CARLAND is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. She has been listed as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and as a ‘Muslim Leader of Tomorrow’ by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. She was a co-creator and presenter of the ground-breaking television show Salam Cafe, and is an ambassador for Possible Dreams International.

Written by Andrew Martin — May 05, 2017

Robert Wainwright At Ginger Fox

Beaumaris Books

In association with ABC Books and
Harper Collins Publishers
Proudly presents an evening with

ROBERT WAINWRIGHT

To coincide with the release of his new book

MISS MURIEL MATTERS

 

When:    Wednesday 17th May 7.30pm
Where:   GINGER FOX 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost:      $50 includes admission, finger food AND a copy of either
               Miss Muriel Matters OR The Brilliant Outsider

Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

Bookings Essential

 

Robert Wainwright is a well-known journalist and the author of several topical books. He has written books about Rose Porteous, Caroline Byrne, Martin Bryant, George Ingle Finch, and Ian Thorpe. The author of the bestselling Sheila: the Australian beauty who bewitched British society, he lives in London with his wife, Paola Totaro and their family.

Miss Muriel Matters A captivating new biography of the Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragists. In 1909 a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the British Houses of Parliament in an airship emblazoned with the slogan ‘Votes for Women’. When prevailing winds forced her to sail around London instead, she dropped leaflets all over the city. The American media declared it to be the world’s first aerial protest. A year earlier, Muriel Matters, who became known as ‘that daring Australian girl’, became the first woman to make a speech in Parliament after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against women being segregated in the Parliament. She was sent to Holloway Prison for her crime, and on her release added prison reform to her list of campaigns. Muriel Matters went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, touring England in a horse-drawn caravan to promote her cause. Her skill as an orator drew crowds in their thousands.

The Brilliant Outsider (previously published as The Maverick Mountaineer)- The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush,was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world.With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready 'colonial' habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character .

Written by Andrew Martin — February 24, 2017

Kate Grenville: Not So Secret Visit To Beaumaris (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT (at 9am 23/01/17)

  

Beaumaris Books
In association with text publishing proudly presents
An evening with acclaimed writer
KATE GRENVILLE
Discussing her new book
THE CASE AGAINST FRAGRANCE

When:   Wednesday 22nd March 7.30pm
Where: GINGER FOX (formerly MALT) 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost:    $50 Includes admission, finger food AND a copy of ‘The case against Fragrance’
             Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone:  9589 4638

E-mail:  read@beaumarisbooks.com.au           Bookings Essential

The publisher has asked that attendees please refrain from wearing any sort of perfume to the event

THE CASE AGAINST FRAGRANCE ‘One spritz of aftershave or perfume can leave other people retching and clutching their heads—you never see that in the ads.’ Kaz Cooke On a book tour in 2015, dogged by ill health brought on by exposure to perfumes and scents, Kate Grenville started wondering: what’s in fragrance? Who tests it for safety? What does it do to people? The more she investigated, the more her novelist’s instinct to explore and question was piqued, and as she says: ‘her inner scientist was unleashed.’ She quickly discovered that scientists agree that the chemicals in fragrance can be linked not only to short-term problems like headaches and asthma, but to long-term ones like hormone disruption and cancer. Yet products can be released onto the market without testing. They’re regulated only by the same people who make and sell them. And the ingredients don’t even have to be named on the label.


So why isn’t anyone talking about it? This book is based on careful research into the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry. But, as you’d expect from an acclaimed novelist, it’s also accessible and personal. The Case Against Fragrance will make you see—and smell—the world differently.


KATE GRENVILLE is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her most recent book, The Case Against Fragrance (2017), is an accessible and personal investigation into the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry. Her earlier books include The Secret River, One Life: My Mother's Story, The Idea of Perfection which won the Orange Prize, Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian's Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History. In 2015 she published One Life, an acclaimed account of her mother. Kate lives in Sydney.

Written by Andrew Martin — January 18, 2017

William McInnes

Beaumaris Books
In association with Hachette Australia proudly presents
An evening with the fabulously entertaining
WILLIAM McINNES
To coincide with the release of his new book
full bore

When: Thursday 24th November 7.30pm
Where: GINGER FOX (formerly MALT)
23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost: $55 Includes admission, finger food
AND a copy of ‘full bore’
Beverages at bar prices.
**Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638
E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au
Bookings Essential

 

William McInnes, one of Australia's best-loved
entertainers and authors, takes a look at the Aussie
obsession with sports and pop culture.
A chance encounter in an auction house is the
jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on
our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture
and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us
cringe with recognition and laugh with warm
affection. His trademark humour and anecdotes litter
this collection, making it a true delight.
These are truly Aussie stories: about us, and about the
things - and the people - in our lives.

 

William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A Man's Got To Have A Hobby and That'd Be Right, his novels Cricket Kings, The Laughing Clowns and The Birdwatcher, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, The Making Of Modern Australia. In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote Worse Things Happen At Sea, which was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and the Indie Awards in 2012. In 2014, he wrote Holidays, his unique perspective on the Australian obsession with taking a hard-earned break.
Also an award-winning actor, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the film UNFINISHED SKY. He received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by Sarah Watt, and recently starred in the ABC television series THE TIME OF OUR LIVES and HELLO BIRDIE.
William McInnes grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children.

Written by Andrew Martin — October 14, 2016

Silvia Colloca's Beau-talian Escape

PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS EVENT

**** SOLD OUT ****

Beaumaris Books
In association with Penguin Books Australia Proudly presents an evening with
SILVIA COLLOCA
For her gorgeous new cookbook
LA DOLCE VITA

When:  NEW DATE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17th 2016, 7.30pm

Where: GINGER FOX (formerly Malt), 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost:     Book & ticket together for just $60 (RRP La Dolce Vita $49.99)
              Also includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices.

*Only at time of ticket purchase

*Only one specially priced book per ticket

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Ticket Only $40

Phone: 9589 4638

 

In her third cookbook LA DOLCE VITA, Italian born Silvia Colloca responds to the misconception that Italian food is unhealthy with her honest, authentic guide to ‘the sweet life’ - guilt free.

Amidst the current hype for healthy eating fixes like the zucchini spaghetti, cauliflower parmesan cheese and pumpkin lasagne sheets that infiltrate our newsfeeds - Silvia’s approach is simple and cost-effective: enjoy fresh and sustainable food.

Italians, contrary to popular belief, do not gorge on spaghetti carbonara and multiple bottles of wine every day. Italian home cooking is the basis of the globally researched and much proclaimed Mediterranean diet, focusing on fresh fruit andvegetables, legumes and fish rather than lots of dairy, meat, animal fats and sugars.

Whether your dinner guests are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-, grain-, egg- and dairy free, La Dolce Vita has a selection of delicious recipes that will solve all catering requirements without fiddly extras or detractions. Silvia reminds us that food is an occasion to gather, nurture, entertain and most importantly, celebrate life. And it’s so easy with recipes for children’s parties, edible gifts, picnics and of course, desserts, that explore the true flexibility of Italian cuisine.

Food lover SILVIA COLLOCA is a woman of many talents: professional actress and opera singer, published author,blogger and sensational cook. After spending her childhood in the kitchens of her mother and grandmothers, Silvia absorbed much of their Italian culinary heritage. Since moving to Australia several years ago, Silvia has kneaded, beaten, rolled, chopped and pounded her way to an authentic Italian identity in her Sydney kitchen. Silvia’s first cookbook, Silvia’s Cucina, was published in 2013, and her second book, Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca, published in 2014, in conjunction with her debut television series of the same name.

Silvia will appear in her own upcoming series, Silvia’s Italian Table, to screen on the ABC.

Written by Andrew Martin — September 20, 2016

Hannah Kent SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Beaumaris Books
In association with Pan Macmillan Australia proudly presents
HANNAH KENT
In Conversation with
Anna Spargo-Ryan
To coincide with the release of Hannah’s new novel
THE GOOD PEOPLE

 

When: Wednesday 19th October, 7.30pm
Where: GINGER FOX (formerly MALT) 23-25 South Concourse,
Beaumaris
Cost: $55 Includes admission,
finger food AND
a copy of ‘The Good People
Beverages at bar prices. **Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638 E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

 

Written by Andrew Martin — September 20, 2016

Tim Winton *** SOLD OUT ***

SOLD OUT

Beaumaris Books

In association with Penguin Books Australia
proudly presents a light buffet breakfast and a talk from

TIM WINTON

To coincide with the release of his new book

the boy behind the curtain

In an attempt to be fair to as many people as possible, we stipulate the following conditions, so please make sure
that you read carefully to give yourself the best chance of obtaining tickets.

This event will sell out quickly!

Bookings open at 9.30 AM Tuesday 13th September

Bookings can be made IN STORE or over the phone, but please be aware that we WILL PROBABLY
NOT BE IN THE POSITION TO ANSWER THE PHONE if there are a lot of people in store

STRICTLY 2 tickets per person

For this event, emails, even with credit card details supplied WILL NOT be accepted

We WILL NOT be able to respond to messages left on the answering machine

NO bookings/expressions of interest will be noted before the bookings open

We know that there will be disappointments- we would appreciate your understanding

When: Friday 7th October, 7.00 am for 7.30

Bookings Open 9.30 AM Tuesday 13th Sept

Where: TRUE SOUTH,
298 Beach Road, Black Rock

Cost: $70.00 includes admission ,
buffet breakfast and a copy of
‘The boy behind the curtain’ *

LIMIT 2 TICKETS PER PERSON

Conditions apply. Seats will be numbered and allocated

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

A percentage of all ticket sales will be
donated to MESAC( Marine Education Science
and Community Centre Inc ) Beaumaris

Written by Andrew Martin — September 06, 2016

Breaking News

Beaumaris Books is proud and excited to announce that we will be hosting an event with Tim Winton on Friday the 7th of October. 

Details are still being finalised and bookings are NOT YET open.

To be as fair to as many people as possible, plenty of notice will be given of the date that tickets go on sale.

We will not be taking any names on a waiting list.

So, make sure you are on our Events Email list and stay tuned for further details.

Regards A&C

Written by Andrew Martin — June 17, 2016