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Meet the Author – Luke Slattery

Tuesday 21st November at Brays Books 6:30pm for a 7pm start $12.50 of $10 for Brays Loyalty Members Luke Slattery is a Sydney-based journalist, editor and columnist. His work has appeared in The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial … Continue reading

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Meet the Authors

John Lyon & Sylvie le Clezio chat with Philip Bray Tuesday, November 14th 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Middle East Memoir tells the story of John, Sylvie and their son, Jack’s six years living and working in … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Scott Bevan

Scott Bevan – journalist, author, TV presenter, playwright and musician. Sydney Harbour is one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful bodies of water. Scott Bevan has explored its many coves and bays by kayak, yacht and barge, gathering our … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Sulari Gentill is best known as the author of the award winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, a series of historical crime novels set in 1930s Australia. Gripping, beautifully written and deeply researched, … Continue reading

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Meet the Author at Brays

Following our hugely successful evening with Michael Brissenden – we have another fabulous author event coming up on Tuesday, September 19th! Tania Blanchard 6:30 for a 7:00pm start The origin story of Tania’s novel, The Girl from Munich, is hinged on a … Continue reading

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Special Story Time Event

Speech Pathology Week is coming up on the 20-26th August. The aim of the week is to not only promote the work of speech pathologists but to ensure that communication is a basic human right for everyone. Each year, during … Continue reading

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Author Visits at Brays

Exciting news! We are now able to host author evenings in our shop. We will have a range of authors – someone to interest everyone. Michael Brissenden First off the rank, on Tuesday August 8th, is Michael Brissenden – who … Continue reading

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The promise of a cookbook…

At Brays, we not only love to peruse the wonderfully delicious cookbooks that grace our shelves, we also love trying them out on our family and friends! Recently Sara’s daughter baked one of Annabel Crabb’s yummy recipes – Blueberry and Orange … Continue reading

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Miles Franklin Shortlist 2017

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist was announced this week. The finalists are: An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire (Picador) The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn  (UQP) Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill (Black Inc.) Waiting by Philip Salom (Puncher … Continue reading

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What are We Reading?

It’s official! Reading books is Australia’s most enjoyable leisure activity. A recent survey showed that ‘reading books’ rated well ahead of ‘browsing the internet’, ‘watching tv’ and ‘creative craft’. The top 4 reasons given for reading were: For relaxation To … Continue reading

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