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Best of 2019

Best of 2019

Staff from all our branches nominate their favourite books for 2019. We all tried to make sure our choices were newly published, or came to prominence this year. Jonathon: My first pick of 2019 is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. I really enjoyed the difference in style between Atwood’s 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale and this

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David Marr – The Prince

David Marr – The Prince

In conversation with Sarah Ferguson.    

David Marr’s explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated.

Cardinal George Pell is behind bars. In August 2019, his appeal failed. Australia’s most senior Catholic, the man once in charge of the Vatican’s finances, remains in prison for sexually assaulting children.

In The Prince, David Marr investigates Pell’s career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell’s response – as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church – to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world: the sexual abuse of children.

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Glebe Music Festival

Glebe Music Festival

The Glebe Music Festival in Sydney, Australia, grew out of the many informal musical soirées held at the early 19th century building Margaretta Cottage since the late 1960s. The underlying philosophy of the annual Glebe Music Festival is to bring together local and international musicians at different stages of their careers. Venues for concerts include

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