The Book Club

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The Book Club

In this Book Club event, Alan Brough will be discussing Kate Grenville’s The Lieutenant. The Lieutenant, a prequel of sorts to Grenville’s landmark novel The Secret River, is a vivid work of historical fiction about the British colonisation of Australia. The novel traces the journey of Lieutenant Daniel Rooke, an astronomer with the First Fleet, and the unique friendship he forms with an Aboriginal child.

The Lieutenant is the second in a trilogy of novels of Australia’s European settlement that concludes with the publication of Grenville’s new novel, Sarah Thornhill.

The Wheeler Centre is delighted to partner with the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) Book Groups the largest network of organised book clubs in the country.

The days when reading was thought of as a solitary activity are long gone. Sure, curling up alone with a book is all well and good, but the real fun kicks in when you get a chance to talk about what you’ve read with other book-lovers. In partnership with CAE Book Groups we’re offering our own occasional book club - this is your opportunity to join us to discuss a set book with fellow readers and the incomparable Alan Brough.

Join us for Kate Grenville’s The Lieutenant.

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Portrait of Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is an author of more than 20 books for all ages and several genres. His picture books Hickory Dickory Dash and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon were bestseller and both were selected as National Simultaneous Storytime titles. His most recent book for adults is 1989: The Great Grand Final (Hardie Grant, 2020) 

Portrait of Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton is an actor, singer, author and genuine show-business all-rounder.

Portrait of Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan came to Australia from England in 1979 and worked for the Age as a reporter, feature writer and editor of various sections, including the books pages.

Portrait of Alan Brough

Alan Brough

Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he'd like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see Star Wars and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.

After having been an actor for a while Alan realised there wasn't that much work for a 6'4" guy with a slightly lopsided face and thick curly hair so he tried his hand at directing, broadcasting, composing, dancing (true!), singing and, in an unexpected turn of events, being a professional music nerd.

Recently, he got around to being a writer.

One day he hopes to have a bio that includes phrases like 'bestselling', 'award-winning' and 'so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet' but, until then, he's just happy to look at his copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think: 'Cool! I wrote a book!'

The Book Club

With Alan Brough.

The Wheeler Centre is delighted to partner with the CAE Book Clubs - the largest network of organised book clubs in the country.


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