Beaumaris Books

MATT MORAN [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books
In association with Murdoch Books proudly presents an evening with

Matt Moran
to coincide with the release of his new book
Matt Moran’s Australian Food

When :    Wed 15th November 2017, 7.30pm

Where:    TRUE SOUTH
                
298 Beach Road Black Rock

Cost:       Book  & ticket together for just $65        

                Also  includes admission & finger food.
                Beverages at bar prices.

                Ticket only $45
               *Only at time of ticket purchase
 

              **Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone:   9589 4638

E-mail:   read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

               Bookings Essential

 

“I consider myself to be so lucky to have discovered cooking when and where I did, as I’ve been able to witness and be apart of the evolution of Australian food into what it is today: world class, ever-changing and, quite simply, inspiring”
Matt Moran’s Australian Food—COAST + COUNTRY

We are a nation of food obsessives. As a self-professed lucky country, when it comes to local produce, these words couldn’t be more true. When restauranteur Matt Moran first stepped into a commercial kitchen, fish was always sold frozen and lettuce meant iceberg–look how far we have come, Australia! Matt Moran is an eighth generation Australian, fourth generation farmer, and owner of some of Australia’s most awarded and iconic eateries. In his new cookbook, he offers the food he considers the best of Australia. Australian food truly reflects the rich multicultural nature of our society and we are all the better for it. Matt Moran knows good food and this book showcases the best of the best from the paddock to the plate. From a classic slow-roasted lamb shoulder to the best passionfruit cheesecake and even an ode to the truly iconic Tim Tam biscuit, this book is sure to find a home in every Australian kitchen and even beyond our sandy shores.


With over 30 stellar years in the food industry, a plethora of awards to his name and as the tour de force behind some of Australia's most celebrated dining establishments (Aria, Chiswick and North Bondi Fish, to name just a few), it's safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon. Matt is a regular contributor to food publications globally and he has been a presenter, judge and host on many much-loved Australian and international TV shows. He is currently the co-host of The Great Australian Bake-off (Foxtel) and Family Food Fight (Channel Nine).

Written by Andrew Martin — September 19, 2017

NICK RIEWOLDT [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books

In association with Allen & Unwin

Proudly presents an evening with

NICK RIEWOLDT

To coincide with the release of his new book

THE THINGS THAT MAKE US LIFE LOSS AND FOOTBALL

 

When:  Tuesday 31st October 2017, 7.30pm

Where: BEAUMARIS MOTOR YACHT SQUADRON , Beach Rd near the corner of       Cromer Rd, Beaumaris, VIC 3193

Cost:    $60 includes admission, finger food AND a copy of The Things That Make Us
Beverages at bar prices

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

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“I never wanted to write a ‘cookie-cutter’ footballer’s book—chronologically moving from the under 8s through to the big time, full of hard-ball gets, wins and losses, triumphs and disappointments. I chose the title, THE THINGS THAT MAKE US , because it made it easy to explore things we can all relate to, no matter what path our lives have taken.”

THE THINGS THAT MAKE US is Nick’s take on the events that made him the man he is today. From his childhood in Tasmania to the end of a distinguished AFL career, it’s all here: learning to live life under the spotlight and through a scandal, meeting his now-wife Catherine and starting a family, the devastating passing of his beloved sister Maddie and the great work done by the charitable foundation set up in her name.
Here is the truth about the times that shape us and the things that make us.
“I hope there’s something in these pages for everyone who’s known grief, especially anyone who’s lost a sibling. I hope elements of my story will bring some solace to people who have known similar pain. I hope, too, that my story brings a deeper understanding of a footballer’s crazy world. An insight into what goes into making it, what it takes to stay there, and the crippling anxiety that can consume you when your burden is to accept only the best.”

NICK RIEWOLDT

Number one pick in the 2000 AFL draft, six-time winner of St Kilda’s best and fairest award, five-time All Australian, captain of his club for a record 220 games and 336 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt is an out-and-out champion.
But he’s also a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career. The Things that Make Us is Nick’s autobiography, and it’s as powerful, interesting and compelling as the author himself.

Written by Andrew Martin — September 04, 2017

Michelle De Kretser

Beaumaris Books

In association with Allen & Unwin proudly presents

An evening with Miles Franklin Winning Author

Michelle De Kretser

Discussing her new book

THE LIFE TO COME

When:   Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm

Where: GINGER FOX 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost:    $55 Includes admission, finger food AND a copy of ‘The Life to Come’

             Ticket only $40

Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

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'I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail.' Hilary Mantel

Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, THE LIFE TO COME is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary. Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people. Profoundly moving as well as wickedly funny, The Life to Come reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present. This extraordinary novel by Miles Franklin-winning author Michelle de Kretser will strike to your soul.

MICHELLE DE KRETSER was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was 14. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, Michelle has worked as a university tutor, an editor and a book reviewer. She is the author of The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, which won the Commonwealth Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region) and the UK Encore Prize, and The Lost Dog, which was widely praised by writers such as AS Byatt, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd and won a swag of awards, including: the 2008 NSW Premier's Book of the Year Award and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the 2008 ALS Gold Medal. The Lost Dog was also shortlisted for the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, the Western Australian Premier's Australia-Asia Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Asia-Pacific Region) and Orange Prize's Shadow Youth Panel. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her last novel, Questions of Travel, received 14 honours, including winning the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Written by Andrew Martin — August 31, 2017

Marian Keyes [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books
In association with Penguin Books Australia proudly presents
An evening with the International Publishing Phenomenon
Marian Keyes
To coincide with the release of her new book
The break

 

When:  Thursday 26th October 7.30pm
Where: GINGER FOX 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

MARIAN KEYES is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. A global number one bestseller, she has written 12 previous novels, been translated into 36 languages, and sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Storming into print in 1995 with Watermelon, Marian created a genre that she has dominated and redefined ever since with books including Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, and 2014’s The Woman Who Stole My Life. A talented comic writer, Marian remains a prolific journalist and cultural commentator, appearing regularly on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two, The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice and The Apprentice - You’ve Been Fired, while amassing a dedicated Twitter following of over 140,000. Using her trademark voice to address a range of subjects relevant to women of all ages, she has published three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet, Further Under the Duvet and last year’s number one best seller Making it up as I Go Along, alongside an extremely honest account of her battle with depression, Saved by Cake. Born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, and now lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. With her eagerly awaited thirteenth novel, The Break ,Marian turns her attention to one of the most pervading issues of our times: how to sustain a long-term relationship and, with it, a very modern dilemma: would you consider taking ‘a break’ from your relationship?


‘Myself and Hugh . . . We’re taking a break.’ ‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?’ If only. Amy’s husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Examining a relationship being tested by bereavement, blended families, and teenage pregnancy, and the temptation of affairs and extra-marital sex, The Break isn’t a story about falling in love but about staying in love, against all the many obstacles, and it is Marian Keyes at her wisest, wittiest and brilliant best.

Written by Andrew Martin — August 16, 2017

Scotty Cam is Coming to Black Block

Beaumaris Books In association with Murdoch Books

Proudly presents an evening with

SCOTTY CAM

to coincide with the release of his new book

Scotty’s Top Aussie Sheds

When :    Friday 17th November 2017, 7.30pm
Where:   TRUE SOUTH 298 Beach Road Black Rock
Cost:      Book & ticket together for just $60
               Also includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices.
               Ticket only $40 *Only at time of ticket purchase

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

 

In Scotty’s Top Aussie Sheds one of this country's best-loved celebrities raises a toast in stories, anecdotes and photographs to an enduring Australian icon: the (not so humble) backyard shed.

Favourite Australian TV presenter Scotty Cam loves a good shed. Some of his happiest childhood memories are of spending time on the tools in his dad's shed, and today he's the proud owner of two of his own--a city shed and a bush shed. Scotty had the thought that there must be a lot of other people across the country with a love of sheds. And that there must be quite a few that deserve the spotlight. So Scotty decided to run a competition to unearth some of the greatest sheds across the land. Scotty and the judging team had some incredible sheds to choose from: completely kitted out working sheds with all the tools you could ever need; car workshops with gleaming polished concrete floors and equally gleaming cars; games rooms and pinball halls where the owners can hang out with the kids or grandkids; and even fully functioning pubs where the beer flows for free. The top twenty earned a spot in this book, which features sheds from Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Queanbeyan, New South Wales and Tasmania. The story of every shed and its owner/s, as told by Scotty, isaccompanied by stunning photographs that capture the passion and the personalities that have gone into creating these Aussie icons. Throughout the book Scotty shares some of his own favourite shed-related stories.

Written by Andrew Martin — August 04, 2017

Maggie BEER with Professor Ralph Martins [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books

In association with Simon & Schuster Australia

proudly presents an evening with

MAGGIE BEER & Professor Ralph Martins

Discussing

Maggie’s Recipe for Life

When:  Tuesday 17th October, 7.30pm
Where: BEAUMARIS MOTOR YACHT SQUADRON

             Beach Rd near the corner of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193

Cost:    $60 includes admission, finger food AND a copy of Maggie’s Recipe for Life
             Ticket only $45
             Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**


Phone: 9589 4638

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Maggie’s Recipe for Life- Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years. Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health. More than one million Australians are affected every day by Alzheimer’s or its impact on their family but the good news is that you can eat well to age well, from this moment on. The proceeds from Maggie’s Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions
Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

“This book is so important to me. To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50. I have two greatpassions – sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but it’s not for ‘old’ people, it’s for you. I have been delighted to work with leading Alzheimer’s researcher Professor Ralph Martins in recent years and I have learned that if we are to avoid Alzheimer’s and other lifestyle diseases it is what we eat today that matters. This is not a diet book – it’s a way of life.” -Maggie Beer


Maggie Beer’s many cookbooks include Maggie’s Harvest, Maggie’s Kitchen and Maggie’s Verjuice Cookbook. As well as overseeing Maggie Beer Products in the Barossa Valley, SA, Maggie appears as a judge on The Great Australian Bake-Off and heads up the Maggie Beer Foundation committed to providing a good food life for all.
Professor Ralph Martins is Professor of Neurobiology at Macquarie University, NSW, and Foundation Chair in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease at Edith Cowan University, WA.

Written by Andrew Martin — July 28, 2017

Fiona McIntosh - The Tea Gardens [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books
In association with Penguin Books Australia
Proudly presents an evening with

FIONA McINTOSH

To coincide with the release of her new novel

THE TEA GARDENS

  

When:   Wednesday 8th November, 2017 7.30pm

Where: GINGER FOX
             23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost: Book & ticket together for just $50
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 $35

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

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The Tea Gardens
Trouble is brewing . . . Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, her professionalism and her romantic loyalties. On a desperate rescue mission to save the one person who needs her the most, she travels into the foothills of the Himalayas to a tea plantation outside Darjeeling. At the roof of the world, where heaven and earth collide, Isla will be asked to pay the ultimate price for her passions. From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a wildly exciting novel of heroism, heartache and healing, by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children, including The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home

Written by Andrew Martin — June 26, 2017

Jane Harper - Force of Nature [SOLD OUT]

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Beaumaris Books

In association with Macmillan Australia Proudly presents an evening with

Winner of the 2017 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year for The Dry

JANE HARPER

To coincide with the release of her new novel

FORCE OF NATURE

  

When:   Thursday 19th October, 7.30pm
Where:  BEAUMARIS MOTOR YACHT SQUADRON

             Beach Rd near the corner of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193

            (Parking down the hill in the venue grounds)

Cost:    $55 includes admission, finger food AND a copy of Force of Nature

Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638 E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

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FORCE OF NATURE

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with. Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.

 

JANE HARPER has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, her bestselling first novel, The Dry sold to over twenty territories, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter.

 

 

 

Written by Andrew Martin — June 26, 2017

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
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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

Local Author Anna George SOLD OUT

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Beaumaris Books

In association with Penguin Books Australia

Proudly presents an evening with

ANNA GEORGE

To coincide with the release of her new book

the lone child

    

When:      Monday 31st July, 7.30pm

Where:    GINGER FOX
                 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost:       $50 Includes admission, finger food
                 AND a copy of ‘the lone child’

Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638

E-mail: read@beaumarisbooks.com.au

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The Lone Child
Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother’s death when Neve was seven, she’s learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner’s left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she’s retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders. There, another child comes into her life.


The first time Neve sees Jessie, the small girl is playing on an empty stretch of beach. On the cold autumn day, she is bare-legged and alone, while her mother’s distracted by her own troubles. At once, almost despite herself, Neve is intrigued and concerned, and Jessie is drawn to Neve’s kindness – and to her home. To Neve’s surprise, Jessie becomes an unlikely source of much needed care for her and her baby. Having been lost in the sleepless haze of new motherhood, Neve is touched, and finds herself grappling with how to best help the forgotten girl. She has the spacious house, the full pantry, the resources . . . But how much can you – should you – do for a stranger’s child?

Beautifully written and emotionally compelling, The Lone Child is about parenting and judgement, loss and love. From the acclaimed author of What Came Before, this is a gripping, atmospheric novel that explores how the desire to mother, and to be mothered, can be overwhelmingly seductive.

'Absorbing and poignant, written with tenderness and insight, The Lone Child explores the formidable bonds between mother and child.' Sara Foster, bestselling author of The Hidden Hours and All That is Lost Between Us

ANNA GEORGE has worked in the legal world as well as the film and television industries. Her first novel, What Came Before, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly and Sisters in Crime Best Debut Fiction awards, and was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

Written by Andrew Martin — May 05, 2017