July 2018 Calendar!

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Family Footprints from Burekup to Bunbury

The Gravel Pit – our Storieis the story of Charles, his wife Rachel, and their 14 children.

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Book Talk

If you’re hungry, DON’T read these 5 books! But if you ARE, read these 5…

With the arrival of the winter months thoughts often turn to food – comfort food to be exact.

We have a selection of fiction books that won’t help your food oriented thoughts ONE bit – they are all simply mouth-wateringly delicious.

For further inspiration we also provide a selection of comfort food cook books to inspire and set you off in the right direction.

Our fiction titles:



To Brie or Not to Brie by Avery Aames

As the title suggests this story is centered around a cheese shop where the owner Charlotte has created a sinfully delicious brie blueberry icecream for her cousin’s forthcoming wedding.  A mystery ensues when a stranger ends up dead in her new icecream creation.





A Taste for It by Monica McInerney

This is a laugh out loud novel for foodies.  When Maura, a talented chef is travelling Ireland for a month promoting Australian food and wine she is given plenty of food for thought when she meets Dominic Hanrahan.  Lots of delectable Aussie food and wine references.






Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs

Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia is catering for a high class jewellery show when a group of masked thugs crash the party and escape with precious jewels.  Theodosia is drawn into solving the mystery when a dear friend begs for help.  This mysterious food oriented read has recipes and tea time tips such as Drayton’s Devonshire Cream and Charleston Chocolate Brownie Tortes.







The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino

Buonissimo – this delightful read will take you to the heart of the Italian mountains where Luca Amore runs a cooking school.  Luca takes his clients on foodie adventures exploring the regional produce and wines.  Meeting the latest group, four women will prove to be a turning point in Luca’s life.





Peaches for Father Frances by Joanne Harris

Delicieux – set in the beautiful French village of Lansquenet.  Vianne Rocher returns to the village (following on from the book Chocolat) where she will work her magic once again.  The sweet smell of summer peaches permeates this book just as chocolate did in Chocolat!

Our non-fiction titles:




To provide some inspiration after devouring these enticing fictional reads, we recommend: Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver; Slow and Easy by Natalie Haughton; Australian Women’s Weekly What Can I Cook Tonight and Quick Family Meals; Basics to Brilliance by Donna Hay.





Check out Jamie’s Amazing Apple Pie on page 352 of Comfort Food :


Novel Conversations

Armchair travel through Novel Conversations

Travel is a great way to learn about the world we live in through sharing of cultural experiences and the people we meet.

Many of us will not have the chance of travel opportunities and cannot contemplate a grand European holiday or Alaskan Wilderness cruise BUT we can all escape from our everyday lives through the gift of travel with books.

Eaton Library have beautiful, big, glossy pictorial books from all around the globe such as The Africa Book taking the reader on a journey through every country in the continent with breathtaking images of wildlife and people.

If you want a journey with a difference try Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America where Billy introduces you to all types of eccentric characters and quirky places such as the Toilet Seat Museum!

Another way to experience world culture is through biographies, for example A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons takes the reader on Julian Norton’s country visits tending to unwell animals but inviting the reader into these people’s lives.

Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights takes the reader to exotic and the conservative world of the Emirate states.  One doesn’t have to travel overseas to experience unique people and cultures, Outback Midwife will take you into the Australian outback to meet hard working people from rural Australia.

Mix up some real stories with fictional reads like Shadows on the Nile, a novel that will send you on a time travel journey back to 1932 as you glide down the Nile in the shadow of the pyramids and the early archaeology of Egyptian history.

Perhaps you would like to journey to India with the novel Sea of Poppies with its rich and emotional narrative set against the backdrop of the Opium Wars.

Wherever your armchair journey in travel takes you, we at Eaton Community Library have the books to take you all around the world on an endless journey of discovery.

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