Sun 5 March: This event is now fully booked.
Dr Debra Campbell
Thursday 9 March
Bookings Essential – book in store or on 5975 5034
Together with Hardie Grant Books, we are delighted to celebrate the launch of psychologist Dr Debra Campbell’s book, Lovelands.
Psychologist, couple therapist and former university lecturer in marriage and relationships, Debra has worked in private practice, consulting on everything from panic to depression and parenting problems, as well as spending a number of years as a couple therapist at Relationships Australia.
Join us for drinks and nibbles and to hear Debra discuss the new book.
This is a free event, but bookings are essential as space is limited – please book in store or call us on 5975 5034 to secure your place.
Dr Debra Campbell
Release date: 1 March 2017
Love is a wild and diverse land. Every soul needs a map.
Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. During the course of our lives, we can develop dangerous faultlines and crevasses in our inner emotional landscapes due to past hurts, losses and disappointments.
Lovelands is psychologist Dr Debra Campbell’s map for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating the wisdom and self-compassion for healthy love relationships.
Drawing on her own knowledge and experiences of dysfunctional love relationships throughout her life and work, Dr Campbell shows you how to become aware of your personal Lovelands so you can locate and identify your faultlines, avoid repeating negative patterns and become empowered to make different choices.
Whether you’re a parent to others, a lover to another, or working on the care of your own soul, Lovelands will help you make sense of love, from birth to death, and guide you in claiming the role of the hero of your own life and sovereign of your own Lovelands.
Wednesday 16 November
143 Main Street, Mornington
Bookings in store
Celebrating the release of her latest historical romance, we’re very pleased to bring popular author of The Perfumer’s Secret, Fiona McIntosh, to Mornington for an intimate evening in store.
In her new book, The Chocolate Tin, Fiona takes us from the battlefields of northern France to the medieval city of York, with a heartbreaking tale about a triangle of love in all its forms and a story about the bittersweet taste of life … and of chocolate.
Tickets are $5 and bookings can be made in store or on 5975 5034. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
The Chocolate Tin
$33.00 (Release date: 31 October 2016)
Alexandra Frobisher is a modern-thinking woman with hopes of a career in England’s famous chocolate-making town of York. She has received several proposals of marriage, although none of them promises that elusive extra – love.
Matthew Britten-Jones is a man of charm and strong social standing. He impresses Alex and her parents with his wit and intelligence, but would an amicable union be enough for a fulfilling life together?
At the end of the war, Captain Harry Blakeney discovers a dead soldier in a trench in France. In the man’s possession is a secret love note, tucked inside a tin of chocolate that had been sent to the soldiers as a gift from the people back home.
In pursuit of the author of this mysterious message, Harry travels to Rowntree’s chocolate factory in England’s north, where his life becomes inextricably bound with Alexandra and Matthew’s. Only together will they be able to unlock secrets of the past and offer each other the greatest gift for the future.
From the battlefields of northern France to the medieval city of York, this is a heartbreaking tale about a triangle of love in all its forms and a story about the bittersweet taste of life . . . and of chocolate.
Friday 21 October
Eco Living Display Centre @ The Briars
Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT
We’re delighted to welcome Doug Purdie back to the Peninsula for the release of his second book – The Bee Friendly Garden. We had a fantastic session with Doug in 2014 at Heronswood to discuss his first book, Backyard Bees.
This time round join us as Doug shares all his tips on how to encourage bees and other good bugs into your green space.
Tickets $15, includes the presentation plus morning tea.
About the Author
Doug Purdie – a self-professed ‘beevangelist’ – is the co-founder of The Urban Beehive, which manages over 100 hives around Sydney. He teaches beginner beekeeping courses and is the author of Backyard Bees.
The Bee Friendly Garden
$40 (Release date 1 September 2016)
Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments where it’s a short flight path from one plant to the next. But with the housing boom and conventional gardens favouring lawns, paving and pesticides over flowers and edible plants, we are scaring the bees and good bugs away. Without the plants, pollinators will vanish and vice versa.
Doug Purdie’s latest book The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners to encourage bees and other good bugs into your green space. This helpful, beautiful book includes:
How bees forage and why your garden needs them
A comprehensive guide to bee friendly plants
Simple changes we can all make to encourage a healthy bee population
Ideas for gardens of all sizes
Natural pest control and planting advice
Doug Purdie asks everyone to ‘think like a bee’. It’s all too easy to view the world from two human eyes, to see what looks, nice, neat and safe. But it is a very different world from the perspective of a bee with five eyes and ultraviolet vision hunting for nectar and pollen. If we don’t start growing a pollinator highway of food our bees will essentially become marooned.
The Bee Friendly Garden help us transform our backyards and balconies from an insect desert into a bug nirvana and a ‘bee highway’ across Australia to save our bees one garden or plant tub at a time.
$35. Available now.
Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard.
Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you’ll be hooked.
Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails.
We are so thrilled to be able to bring one of Australia’s most celebrated authors to the Peninsula to celebrate the launch of his new book:
Please note that this event has SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER
11.30am – 2.30pm
Safety Beach Sailing Club
185 Marine Drive, Safety Beach
(Ticket price includes the presentation, copy of the new hardback book, two-course lunch and drink of your choice on arrival)
Photo credit: Hank Kordas
Celebrating the release of his new work of non-fiction, The Boy Behind The Curtain, join us for lunch with Tim Winton and a rare view of his imagination at work and play.
The four-time Miles Franklin Literary Award winning author will reveal the real characters and events behind his bestselling novels, in an intimate discussion ranging across his boyhood, movies and road-trips, family and faith to the natural world, art and writing.
We are sure this very special event will book out quickly, so don’t delay securing your place – bookings can be made online through TryBooking.com from 12pm Friday 1 July.
Please note: Specific dietary requirements should be advised via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and these will be accommodated where possible.
The Boy Behind The Curtain
Release Date: 3 October 2016 – Pre-orders welcome
The remarkable true stories of The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton’s imagination at work and play.
A chronicler of sudden turnings, brutal revelations and tender sideswipes, Tim Winton has always been in the business of trouble. In his novels chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc.
In The Boy Behind the Curtain Winton reflects on the accidents, traumatic and serendipitous, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. On the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in essays on class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world he reveals not only the incidents and concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work.
By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton’s most personal book to date, an insight into the man who’s held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.