Time to get out your red robes and white bonnets, we are counting down to the release of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, the sequel to The Handsmaid’s Tale. Already nominated for the Booker Prize, this is going to be on of the big releases of the year. Set 15 years after The Handsmaid’s Tale ends, this book will be narrated by three women, I’m hoping the green on the cover means we learn more about the Marthas. Margaret Atwood says that she was inspired by all the readers questions about the workings of Gilead but also by the world we are currently living in. Maybe get ready for the big day by rereading or checking out the lovely new graphic novel version. Alternatively, pick another dystopian feminist classic to read – we’ve got some great suggestions in store!
While the lovely patrons of Farfield Books love their bookshop every day of the year, this Saturday there is extra love in the air including free brownies, raffles and giveaways and some special writer guests in store – local authors Kylie Ladd and Aoife Clifford. Many of you will recognise Aoife from behind the counter on Monday and Tuesdays but this Saturday from 10am she will be in the shop window, being part of a ‘Writers at Work’ installation, waiting to answer all your questions about writing, publishing or books. What’s are the ways to get started in the industry? How do you get an agent (and do you need to)? I’ve got a bestseller lurking in my bottom drawer gathering dust, what should I do next? What are the best books on writing? What’s it like to be published overseas? Or even what’s it like to spend your day making stuff up? Anything you wanted to know but was too afraid to ask, now is your opportunity. From midday it’s Kylie’s turn to be in the hot seat. Between the two they’ve written best selling novels, short stories, non-fiction, won awards and have been published all around the world. What’s more make a purchase on the day and you can enter the shop raffle to have your name in either Aoife or Kylie’s next bestseller. It will be so much fun – come and join us!
Only two more sleeps until our next Opening Pages – this time with Susan Hurley and Sallie Muirden. Susan’s book Eight Lives is a medical nailbiter surrounding a human trial for a medical drug that could transform immunology. The problems start when the inventor of the drug, the golden boy of medical research and former refugee, David Tran, is found dead. A fascinating look into the pharmaceutical industry by an author who has worked in the medical research world for over thirty years. If you’ve been waiting for the next Liane Moriaty, then why not try Wedding Puzzle by Sallie Muirden. Set in Melbourne, 24 year old Beth is driving down the Peninsula to the Portsea Hotel to get married when she leanrs something devastating about her fiance that puts her world into a spin. A page-turning romp full of warmth and wisdom. loved this book and you will too. So join us for a glass of wine, two great books and their talented authors on Wednesday 7 August 7pm. RSVP by calling the shop 90174748, through our Facebook page or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
After a long day it’s time for all the little tough guys to settle down for the night.Goodnight Little Tough Guy is a sweet bedtime book great for getting little astronaughts, footballers, and superheroes ready for bed.
Goodnight Little Tough Guy is an Australian picture book by Michael Wagner and Tom Jellet, the creators of the bestselling Why I Love Footy.
Now in stock $24.99 hardback
Lento the sloth is excited to have his very own book which he plans on using to tell his very own story, but a wiley fox steals it away with style.
My Book (not yours) is the first book in the new picture book series, Lento and Fox. Victorian writer and illustrator, Ben Sanders, as created a book full of stylish illustrations and fun hijinx.
Now in stock $24.99 hardback
Bitsy is a brave bat so bold she dares to venture out into the bright scary day. Bitsy is an endearing tale of overcoming fears and assumptions to make new friends, and explore all the day and night has to offer.
Bitsy is a delightful book, both written and illustrated by the award winning Nicki Greenberg. It is fun to read, with beautiful illustrations depicting the Australian bush.
Now in stock $24.99
black blue sheep, have you any wool?
A fun and funny take on the well known rhyme, with eye catching illustrations full of character and charm. Another hit book by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood, whose previous collaboration brought us the hilarious Cow Tripped Over the Moon. Baa Baa Blue Sheep is an excelent choice to read to young children, and helps teach them colours and the importance of sharing.
Now in stock $17.99
We now have a collection Hachette Essentials in store, only $16.99 each! Buy two and get a free tote bag!
Ranging from The Colour Purple by Alice Walker to Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, there is something for everyone.
This deal includes two Pulizer Prize winners, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Two prime examples of modern fiction Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, and Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.
Covering war there is If This is a Man/The Truce by Primo Lev, Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Kenally. Or for those looking to laugh, David Sedaris’ hilarious autobiography Me Talk Pretty One Day.
Or for the people who cannot wait for the next episode of The Handmaid’s Tail, Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize winner The Blind Assassin.
Add these to your ‘must get around to reading pile’ with some lovely new editions.
After the tumultuos change in leadership change in leadership late last year, many of us wondered how this happened. Niki Savva answers all our questions in her new book ‘Plots and Prayers’, a sequel to her bestselling ‘Road to Ruin.’
Using her contacts and inside knowledge, Savva has written real life political thriller. She expertly details the unsucessful coup, Turnball’s demise, and Morrisons quick rise to power, bringing to light time of uncertianty and change in our country.
Now in stock $35.00