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The Evening Book Club

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Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden

92 Burke Road

Malvern East, VIC 3145

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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 Elizabeth Tulloh. Our Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, at 10.30am and 6.30pm. See our separate event to book for the morning session.

7 November 2019 (Final for 2019)
The 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.


BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY - JULY 2020

Thursday 6 February
Hell Ship
By Michael Veitch
Facilitated by Fiona Clarke

Thursday 5 March
Never Let Me Go
By Kazuo Ishiguro
Facilitated by Elizabeth Tulloh

Thursday 2 April
Art
By Yasmina Reza
Facilitated by Elizabeth Tulloh

Thursday 7 May
Ransom
By David Malouf
Facilitated by Fiona Clarke

Thursday 4 June
Years of Wonders
By Geraldine Brooks
Facilitated by Fiona Clarke

Thursday 2 July
Minimum of Two
By Tim Winton
Facilitated by Elizabeth Tulloh


OUR FACILITATORS

Fiona Clarke
Fiona Clarke graduated from the University of Melbourne with a B.A (English and History), B. Social Work, B. Litt (Fine Arts). She later completed her Graduate Diploma of Education Secondary (English and History) from Monash University. While her early career was in Social Work, including four years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, subsequent to having a family, Fiona changed careers to focus on her love of art and books. Having completed her teaching qualifications, Fiona worked as a sessional teacher at the National Gallery of Victoria for thirteen years. In that time, she also facilitated the NGV Book club for three years and curated two NGV Writers Festivals. Fiona has also been a voluntary guide at the NGV for approaching 20 years. Fiona has now facilitated the Duldig Bookclub for nearly 2 years.

Elizabeth Tulloh
Elizabeth Tulloh graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA(Hons) in English Literature and Fine Arts, then went on to complete a Diploma of Education. After teaching for many years in government and independent schools, she completed a BLitt(Hons) in Journalism at Deakin University and a Diploma in Editing and Publishing at the University of Southern Queensland. For about ten years, she focused on writing - work which included newsletters and reports for an indigenous community in the Geelong region, several secondary school History and English textbooks, and two community histories. Elizabeth has recently returned to teaching part time, but is also a voluntary guide for the NGV and continues to write when the opportunity arises.

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