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Probus E-Book Club

Reading books is a popular hobby amongst our Probus Community.

As such, we would like to introduce the Probus E-Book Club. We will include recommendations and reviews on this page.

This is a great way for members to send information about their favourite author or book and share with fellow Probians.

We invite Probus Members to share their book reviews with us by emailing [email protected]

Tuck into a great read this month. Here are some of our picks.

Alimentari by Linda Malcolm and Paul Jones

Enjoy the exquisite flavours of this Melbourne deli in your own home. The Alimentari cookbook shares the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern fusion food that brings crowds to the popular Fitzroy eatery. Covering all meals of the day, the recipes range from easy weekday plates to fancy dinner party feasts.


Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres

This prequel to the Australian classic Red Dog, is a coming-of-age story also set in the Pilbara region of Western Australian. Mick, whose life has been marked by tragedy, goes to live at his grandpa’s remote cattle station. In the lonely outback, he finds a puppy who survived a cyclone and who he later names Blue. Together they explore the harshness and beauty of the place they call home.

Far and Away by Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon, winner of the National Book Award, brings together a range of essays that reflect on the seven continents. Stretching over 25 years, Solomon’s writing explores the mass change that nations have experienced and the lives of the people who inhabit them. He highlights our shared humanity in many raw and differing reflections.

Flagship by Mike Carlton

Cruiser ship HMAS Australia II survived a great deal of action during the Second World War and up until retirement in 1956. Patrolling for German vessels and fighting against Japanese advancement in the Pacific, Australia II was involved in the legendary battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the greatest sea fights in history. Covering kamikaze bombers and a murder at sea, Mike Carlton tells a fascinating story about a great war ship.

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Bestselling author Liz Nugent’s newest thriller focuses on wealthy Lydia Fitzsimmons, a controlling and protective mother of son Laurence. How far will she go to maintain her family’s standing in Dublin society? Problems arise when Lydia and her husband, a judge, murder a prostitute named Annie Doyle. The novel looks at the perspectives of both the Fitzsimmons and Doyle families over a number of years.


Probus Member Book Reviews

Here are some book reviews provided by the Probus Club of Highfields Inc.













Heidelberg Probus Club

Book review by Vice President David Jones. 


Burpengary Probus Club Inc. 

Book review by Newsletter Officer Michael J Kerwood.



Newport Probus Club Inc. 

Book review by President Rob Charlton. 


Probus Club of Cairns Marlin Coast Inc. 

Book review by Newsletter Officer Rob Dalton. 


Mount Beauty Probus Club Inc. 

Book review by Probus Member Christina Callinan. 


Probus Club of Alstonville 

Book review by Probus Member Ronald Rowlands.



Montmorency Petrie Park Probus Club 

Book review by Probus Member Di Fletcher. 


Fleurieu Ladies Probus Club 

Book review by Probus Member Giselle Robin. 



Probus Club of Bacchus Marsh

Book review by Probus Member Peter Blythe. 

Last Day in the Dynamite Factory 

Buying Books Online
Some of us may still like visiting the library or taking a trip to the local book store however, others may be looking for a quick and convenient way to purchase books from home. 
There are plenty of online bookstores that provide options for purchasing an e-book or receiving a delivered copy to your home. We provide you a few links below to check out. 
Amazon  |  Audible  |  Booktopia  |  Dymocks
For instructions please click for Word and click here for PDF.

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