Book Readings on RADIO 1RPH

Morning Book Readings

The morning book readings can be heard on weekdays at 9:30 am with that day's episode repeated at 9:15 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 12:00 midday to 2:30 pm on Saturday. The current and future morning book readings are as follows:

The Crossroad - by Mark Donaldson VC.

Reader: Barry Leveney.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Monday March 13, 2017.

THe autobiography of Mark Donaldson VC.

Mark Donaldson's early life did not promise well for his future, but service as a trooper in Afghanistan with the SAS turned his life around and caused him to think about whether the sacrifice and loss of life involved was justified.

Bullo; the next generation - by Marlee Ranacher.

Reader: Kath Chasemore.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Monday April 24, 2017.

The late Sarah Henderson wrote extensively about her struggles to save Bullo River Station from bankruptcy after the death of her husband.

Marlee, her eldest daughter, tells of the anguish and family estrangement which followed Sarah's decision to sell the property which had been her home all her life.


Afternoon Book Readings

The afternoon book readings can be heard Monday to Friday at 5:00 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday. The current and future afternoon book readings are as follows:

Mrs Pollifax on the China Station - by Dorothy Gilman.

Reader:  Lorraine Craine.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Tuesday April 11, 2017.

Mrs Pollifax, an elderly woman who is interested in gardening, is an unlikely C.I.A. agent.

Her next assignment is to join a party of tourists and make contact with an informant who may know the location of a Chinese prisoner in a labour camp whom the C.I.A. wish to bring out of the country.

An agent unknown to her will also be a member of the tourist group.


Fact or Fantasy

Fact or Fantasy can be heard Saturday at 3:00 pm and is repeated on Thursday at 10:15 pm :

Wild Life in the Suburbs - by Densy Clyne.

Reader: Sue Farrelly.

Publisher: Oxford University Press.

This book reading begins on Saturday January 28, 2017.

The author is a naturalist, photographer and writer.

She is well known for her studies of spiders and other insects.

This book deals with the variety of insects which can be found in the average suburban garden.

Australian Bushrangers - by various authors.

Reader: Brian Paterson.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Saturday April 29, 2017.

Stories about the exploits of Australia's most notorious bushrangers of the nineteenth century.


Children's Book Reading

The Children's Book Reading can be heard on Fridays at 4:00pm and is repeated at 7:00am on Sunday morning. 

Goodnight Mr Tom - by Michelle Magorian.

Reader: Camilla Shaw.

Publisher: .

This book begins on Friday December 9 2016. 

Tom Oakley, a gruff old countryman, reluctantly agrees to take an evacuee from the city.  The boy, Willie, is an abused and fragile child with many problems.

Somehow Tom and Willie form an unlikely friendship which benefits both their lives.





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Caught in the Act - by Joan Lowrey-Nixon.

(second book of orphan train adventures).

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

This book will commence on Friday 20th February 2015. 

The book continues the story of the five Kelly children who were sent west by the Children's Aid Society to be adopted by farming families on the frontier. 

Michael Kelly, almost 12 years old, is adopted by a German family.  Mike suspects that the Friedrichs are hiding an ominous secret and is determined to find out what it is.