Rachel Givney and Robert Hillman

Thursday, 2 September 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Poland in 1939, with the background of anti-semitism and the imminent Nazi invasion, Maria is absorbed in finding the whereabouts of her mother in  ‘Secrets my father kept’ by Rachel Givney.

Against the tide of communism and nuclear devastation that followed World War Two, individuals find a simple, common good that gives them comfort. The Quaker, Wes, finds happiness with the socialist, Beth, and Wes’ sister, Patty, finds purpose in nursing the victims of Hiroshima. ‘The Bride of Almond Tree’ is Robert Hillman’s account of their selflessness. 

Thursday 11:30am to 11:59am
Australian and international authors talk about their books and how they got published or how they self-published. Listeners, writers and readers will also hear about what's going on in our local writing community.


Jan Goldsmith and David McLean