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Christine and Beth explore our city's rich literary heritage, with people who are passionate about the printed word.

Host: Christine Powley and Beth Sizemore
Produced By: Otago Access Radio
Language: English
Category: Arts and Literature
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TitleDescriptionPublished OnDuration Play Episode Link
Wireless Books - 08-12-2018 - Marie Antoinette's JewelsMarie Antoinette's Jewels - Spectacular pearls that once belonged to Marie Antoinette were recently sold and it was claimed that she was Frances last Queen. Christine didn't believe that and did some digging into who was really the last Queen of France and discovers an unexpected link back to Marie Antoinette. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:23Download //
Wireless Books - 24-11-2018 - Spanish FluSpanish Flu - Between 50 and a 100 million died from what was known as Spanish Flu 100 years ago. We talk about why it got that name and the reasons why the flu was so aggressive. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 01:07 PM0:26:15Download //
Wireless Books - 10-11-2018 - Poems for the ArmisticePoems for the Armistice - A somber show as we read poetry about WWI mostly written by the men who served Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:05 PM0:27:11Download //
Wireless Books - 27-10-2018 - The Grenville TiaraThe Grenville Tiara - Learn how one of the biggest social climbers of the last century Mrs Ronnie Greville got to be center stage at Princess Eugenie's wedding. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 05:23 PM0:26:25Download //
Wireless Books - 13-10-2018 - Donald Where's Your Troosers?No we are not talking about Donald Trump but the classic novelty song by Andy Stewart. To find out how we go from Janet Frame to a song about a Scotsman's love of the kilt listen to Wireless Books this Saturday. 15/10/2018 01:37 PM0:27:19Download //
Wireless Books - 29-09-2018 - Minerva Gets a Spruce Up?Minerva Gets a Spruce Up? - More news about the statue of Minerva that used to stand atop the Invercargill Athenaeum. Poetry and book reviews - Beth nabs the new Liane Moriarty but there is plenty left for everyone else. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:9Download //
Wireless Books - 15-09-2018 - New Zealand PoemsNew Zealand Poems - Christine finds that poem by Dan Davin and Beth does her Sam Hunt impersonation. A not to be missed episode of Wireless Books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:28Download //
Wireless Books - 01-09-2018 - The Poets KnowThe Poets Know - Janet Frame's mother always said the poets know and Janet came to know that her mother was right. We do book reviews and read some New Zealand poems including one by Janet herself to celebrate the Poetry Slam at the Athenaeum on Saturday the 8th of September starting at 7.30pm. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:14Download //
Wireless Books - 18-08-2018 - Dan DavinDan Davin - A collection of Dan Davin's wartime poetry has been published in A Field Officer's Notebook and the Athenaeum is celebrating on Sunday the 16th of September with an afternoon of all things Davin. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:37Download //
Wireless Books - 04-08-2018 - Janet and MargaretJanet and Margaret - We spill the beans about both Janet Frame and Princess Margaret - what did they have in common? Nothing really except people liked to gossip about them both. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:11Download //
Wireless Books - 21-07-2018 - The Landfall DeskThe Landfall Desk - Beth reads Janet Frame's poem The Landfall Desk which tells the checkered history of the desk she wrote To The Is-Land on. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 02:37 PM0:27:5Download //
Wireless Books - 07-07-2018 - Janet Frame's LolliesBroadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 01:01 PM0:27:22Download //
Wireless Books - 23-06-2018 - Thank You Regent Book SaleBroadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 01:00 PM0:27:17Download //
Wireless Books - 09-06-2018 - Frame your LunchBroadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:59 PM0:27:19Download //
Wireless Books - 26-05-2018 - Tiara TalkBroadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:54 PM0:27:23Download //
Wireless Books - 12-05-2018 - Oh No, It's the RomanovsBroadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:51 PM0:27:19Download //