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TitleDescriptionPublished OnDuration Play Episode Link
Wireless Books - 22-06-2019 - Gloria Vanderbilt's fortuneGloria Vanderbilt's fortune - She is best remembered now for starting the designer jeans industry but as a child Gloria Vanderbilt changed British history. We talk about her life and loves. Also there are more new books to review. And learn about Christine's rodeo career - finished before it even began. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:1Download //
Wireless Books - 08-06-2019 - Tolkien at the beginningTolkien at the beginning - Lots of great new books to review and then we talk about the early years of J R R Tolkien the great writer of The Lord of the Rings. There is even more of interest about his early life than the new film lets on. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:4Download //
Wireless Books - 25-05-2019 - Goodbye Doris DayWe remember Doris Day discussing the real life grit behind the sunny image. Plus we have more new books to talk about.27/05/2019 10:18 AM0:26:53Download //
Wireless Books - 11-05-2019 - New BooksNew Books - We have new books! Plus an insight into the domestic lives of the super rich (they really are not like you or me) and why a 100 years ago young women preferred to work in a factory and go to the pictures every night rather than do domestic work in other peoples homes - hard to believe but true. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:21 PM0:26:24Download //
Wireless Books - 27-04-2019 - Rosalie's first novelRosalie's first novel - Rosalie Ambrogio the previous Head Librarian at the Athenaeum has published a novel called Port Adventure and it is one of the books we review in this show Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 11:22 AM0:26:45Download //
Wireless Books - 13-04-2019 - Even more Fergus HumeEven more Fergus Hume - We go back and cover more details about Fergus Hume and his best selling The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:23Download //
Wireless Books - 30-03-2019 - More Fergus HumeMore Fergus Hume - We have talked about Fergus Hume before on the show but a new book about him reveals a lot more about how his massive best seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab came into being and the shifty characters involved in getting it before the public. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:54Download //
Wireless Books - 16-03-2019 - How Do You Pronounce Istanbul?How Do You Pronounce Istanbul? - It's been a hard week and Christine is dropping nonstop malaprops. Thank goodness that Beth is here to pull her up. Between laughter we manage some book reviews. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:47Download //
Wireless Books - 02-03-2019 - Dead Writers in RehabDead Writers in Rehab is a novel but it got Christine thinking about all the naughty things that writers have gotten up to over the ages. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 03:00 PM0:26:56Download //
Wireless Books - 16-02-2019 - Queen Mary's biographyQueen Mary's biography - James Pope-Hennessy wrote the official biography of Queen Mary but he also kept extensive notes about the people who gave personal information and what they told him off the record. Published 60 years later they make fascinating reading of a time when people still sort of knew their place. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:49Download //
Wireless Books - 02-02-2019 - The Pigeon In The LibraryThe Pigeon In The Library - Why is there a pigeon in the Library? Is he some kind of birdie bookworm? or just lost. Beth and Christine talk about the big issues including what books we should be reading. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:37Download //
Wireless Books - 19-01-2019 - More MusicMore Music - Christine is still on holiday so we are playing music and talking about the interesting lives of the artists who performed the songs Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:1Download //
Wireless Books - 05-01-2019 - Happy New YearHappy New Year Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:36Download //