Campfire – Stories Read Aloud for Adults

Campfire

Stories Read Aloud for Adults

Tune in during lockdown to hear stories read by our librarians, a chapter at a time. We have put together Campfire with our older adult community in mind and in collaboration with Age Concern.

Six clever girls who became famous women by Fiona Farrell

Fiona Jay from Christchurch City Libraries reads Six clever girls who became famous women written by Fiona Farrell, published by Penguin.

Fiona Farrell’s second book is about a tight knit bunch of school friends Caroline, Heather, Kathy, Raeleen, Greer and Margie. We meet them first as adolescents in the sixties with their teenage ponderings, and then revisit them in their middle age in the nineties. What has coloured their new perspectives and priorities in life?

Our thanks to Penguin Books who have generously given permission for copyrighted works to be used during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Find Six clever girls who became famous women in our collection.

Part One

Part Three

Part Five

Part Seven

Part Nine

Part Two

Part Four

Part Six

Part Eight

Page Ten

The Story of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay

Katie Brazil from Christchurch City Libraries reads The Story of Danny Dunn written by Bryce Courtenay and published by Penguin Books.

Danny Dunn at 18 is a hometown hero with brains, good looks, and sporting talent – although a little rough around the edges. While not many opportunities exist for working class boys in Australia after the Great Depression – Danny is one of the lucky few. His fortunes change when he enlists for the war, and returns a broken man. A family saga of three generations we follow Danny on his tale of love, ambition and obsession.

Our thanks to Penguin Books who have generously given permission for copyrighted works to be used during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Find The Story of Danny Dunn in our collection.

Part One

Part Three

Part Five

Part Seven

Part Nine

Part Eleven

Part Thirteen

Part Two

Part Four

Part Six

Part Eight

Part Ten

Part Twelve

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Rose Crossland from Christchurch City Libraries reads The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (featuring Miss Marple). When troubled WW2 war veteran Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna relocate to the quiet little village of Lymstock in order to allow Jerry to recuperate from injuries received in an accident, they are expecting nothing more than country sleepiness and tedium. What they get is a nasty poison pen letter. They are not alone, a lot of people in the village have also received them.…. then the deaths start!

Our thanks to Collins Publishers who have generously given permission for copyrighted works to be used during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Find The Moving Finger in our collection.

Part One

Part Three

Part Two

South - The Endurance Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton

Fiona Jay from Christchurch City Libraries reads South - The Endurance Exhibition by Ernest Shackleton. This non-fiction tale is an astonishing and real account of a adventure expedition.

Our thanks to Penguin Books who have generously given permission for copyrighted works to be used during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Find South in our collection.

Part One

Part Three

Part Two

Part Four

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