October Recommended Reads.
Recent Australian Release – The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix
In this thoughtful book, Dessaix guides us through how to balance work and play in the 21st century. Most of us live extremely busy lives, making time for ourselves and appreciating the little things in life is therefore more important than ever. Dessaix shows us how slowing down and taking leisure seriously opens up a new kind of freedom and sense of self.
Kids Recent Release – The 91 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
The seventh book in Griffiths and Denton’s beloved ‘Treehouse’ series, now with 91 storeys. Each new level has a new crazy development. Come inside and experience the world’s most powerful whirlpool, attempt to devour a submarine sandwich the size of a real submarine, or have your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all. The fun doesn’t stop in this wacky adventure complete with Denton’s iconic cartoon-style illustrations.
Tasmanian Recent Release – Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania, Volume 2 by Andrew Wilson.
This stunning coffee table book is filled with striking portraits of sailors and seascapes from across the worlds oceans. Tasmanian resident Andrew Wilson brings forth a glorious tribute to the this island, the sea surrounding it and the people who have cast off, seeking adventure and new discoveries.
Tasmanian Classic – The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose
The Butterfly Man is a haunting and poignant imagining of Lord Lucan’s life. Disappearing after the brutal murder of his family nanny and named as her attacker, no-one knows what became of him. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Tasmania’s mountainside suburb Fern Tree, this novel explores the complexities and frailty of the human heart and the possibilities of transformation and redemption.