Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Author Event with Caroline Beecham

Meet the Author at Brays Books! Caroline Beecham Tuesday 29th May 2018 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Bookings are essential. Cost: $12.50 per person – $10 for Brays Loyalty Club members. Finger food and drinks included. To book, phone 9810 … Continue reading

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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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Local Author – Caroline Beecham

It’s always very exciting for us when we see one of our loyal customers produce their first novel. Recently Caroline popped in to sign copies of Maggie’s Kitchen, her fabulous new historical fiction title. Amid the heartbreak and danger of … Continue reading

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Author Visit – Natasha Lester

Recently Natasha Lester, author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald popped into Brays to sign copies of her book. It’s 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines – and enjoy a new … Continue reading

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Signed Limited Edition of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Bring Up The Bodies’

We have been very fortunate to obtain 5 copies (of only 500 worldwide) of this beautiful hardback edition signed by Hilary Mantel! At only $55 it is real value and would make a superb gift to either youself or a friend. ‘Bring … Continue reading

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Indie Shortlist Judges Comments

Although Anna Funder’s wonderful debut fiction title All That I Am has won the overall prize for the Indie’s book of the year, a quick glance at some of the judges comments will reveal how difficult it is to choose … Continue reading

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Netballers, country musicians and books

How wonderful it is that so many people from all walks of life enjoy the delights of books. And how sad it is that others don’t. Those of us who know the the joys and rewards of reading are the … Continue reading

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Anne’s Favourite Books of 2011

So many good books this year and so many I have enjoyed but my favourites include: FICTION: Autumn Laing is Alex Miller at his best. Inspired by the lives of Sunday Reed and Sidney Nolan, it is a very Australian novel … Continue reading

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Perfume: The story of a murderer

This is another of the books I mentioned when chatting with Robbie Buck the other night. First published in English in 1986 it is now available at $9.95 in the Popular Penguin series which all come with the original Penguin orange style … Continue reading

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Books we wouldn’t ‘normally’ read but are glad we did!

Perhaps we could dub this ‘the bookclub member’s syndrome’ or ‘the bookseller’s bonus’. It is when we start reading a book because we feel obliged to and then find ourselves immersed in a wonderful discovery. My recent ‘bookseller’s bonus’ is … Continue reading

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