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:

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.

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.


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 Strength of our Dreams - by Sarah Henderson.

Reader:  Maresa Laird.

Publisher: MacMillan.

This book reading begins on Thursday May 4, 2017.

The author tells of her complicated life as a writer and celebrity while also dealing with the crises arising from the management of Bullo River station.

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.


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.

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.




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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.