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:

One Life; my mother's story - by Kate Grenville.

Reader: Lesma Wood.

Publisher: Text Publishing Company.

This book reading begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The author's mother was unusual for her time in the late 1930's and early 1940's in that she earned an independant living as a pharmacist, continuing in her profession as a married woman with young children.

It was only in middle age that she was able to achieve her true ambition to study literature and become a teacher.

Anne Frank; The diary of a young girl - edited by Otto H. Franck and Mariam Pressler.

Reader: Sue Farrelly.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Monday June 12, 2017.

Anne Frank was 13 years of age and hiding with her family in the annexe to an Amstredam warehouse from July 1942 when she began her poingnant story of life under Nazi occupation.

The family's hiding place was discovered in August 1944 and Anne died in a concentration camp in March 1945 aged 15.


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:

The King's Speech - by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi.

Reader:  Philip Boyle.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing Company.

This book reading begins on Friday May 26, 2017.

Albert, Duke of York (later King George Sixth) suffered great difficulty with public speaking because of his very pronounced stammer.

With encouragement from his wife and the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue he was able to overcome his vocal problems.

Dogonit; a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn.

Reader:  Pat Varga.

Publisher: Arena.

This book reading begins on Thursday June 22, 2017.

Chet, a failed police dog, who belongs to Bernie Little, a private detective, is the narrator of the story.  The team investigate the case of a missing teenage girl and meet some unsavory characters along the way.

There is real suspense and a uniquely humorous outlook on life in this story.  Chet's attitude to humans and their foibles will appeal to many dog owners.


Fact or Fantasy

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

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. 

The Bread and Butter Indian - by Anne Colver.

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

Publisher: Hope, Reinhart and Winston.

This book begins on Friday May 19 2017. 

Barbara Baum is a little girl living in the tiny settlement of Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania in 1783.  She has no playmates, because there is no little girl of her own age in the village.

But Barbara has a secret companion for her lonely tea parties by the creek - an Indian with a taste for her bread and butter.

The Circle of Love - by Joan Lowry Dixon.

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

Publisher: .

This book begins on Friday June 16 2017. 

The seventh book of the Orphan Train Adventure series.

Grandma Brierly reads to Jennifer and Jeff Collins from Frances Mary Kelly's diary.  In 1866 Frances Mary is still living in Kansas.  Her great love, Johnny Meuller has returned from a Confederate prison physically and mentally shattered by his ordeal. 

Frances Mary returns to the New York of her childhood and becomes a teacher in charge of the children on the Orphan Train.


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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.