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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday  10:30 AM

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      The Morning Book Club

      Join the Duldig Book Club today and discover some wonderful books and participate in stimulating conversations. The discussions will be facilitated by one of our highly experienced facilitators, Fiona Clarke or Merren Ricketson. Our Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, at 10.30am and 6.30pm. See our event to book for the evening session. 1 September 2019 The Remains of the DayBy Kazuo Ishiguru(Facilitated by Fiona Clarke)In the summer of 1956, Stevens, a long-serving butler at Darlington Hall, decides to take a motoring trip through the West Country. The six-day excursion becomes a journey into the past of Stevens and England, a past that takes in fascism, two world wars, and an unrealised love between the butler and his housekeeper. 3 October 2019Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant By Anne Tyler(Facilitated by Merren Ricketson) Through every family run memories which bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil, Ezra, a flawed saint, and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets. 7 November 2019The Improbability of Love By Hannah Rothschild(Facilitated by Fiona Clarke) A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story. When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called ‘The Improbability of Love’. Delving into the painting’s past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history – and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again. OUR FACILITATORS Fiona ClarkeFiona Clarke worked for many years as a Social Worker and during this time completed post graduate studies in Fine Arts at University of Melbourne. She later completed her Secondary Teaching Diploma of Education in English and History at Monash University. Fiona recently worked as a sessional teacher at the National Gallery of Victoria for thirteen years. She facilitated the NGV Book club for over three years and curated two NGV Writers Festivals. She has also been a Voluntary guide at the NGV for eighteen years. Merren RicketsonMerren is a English/Humanities teacher. She worked as a sessional Educator at the National Gallery of Victoria for over 30 years using the collections to enhance students’ written and oral communication skills. Merren was the Curator of Top Arts for 16 years and managed the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s  Season of Excellence, working closely with student artists, designers and performers for over a decade. More recently Merren studied Auslan and currently works with Deaf artists on monthly public tours at the NGV, and as a sessional teacher at the Victorian College for the Deaf. 

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