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TOORA BOOKLOVERS VISIT CLUNES BOOKTOWN

• Toora booklovers and friends at breakfast on Sunday at the Boatshed Restaurant, Lake Wendouree. Photo by Jane Milloy, words by Jan Bull

A group of booklovers from Toora visited Clunes last weekend for the annual book festival.  The main street of Clunes was filled with marquees stacked with books from, what looked like, every secondhand bookseller in Victoria, if not Australia!  Every business in the town was a bookshop for the weekend, regardless of what they normally sold each trader made room for a secondhand dealer to stock their titles on tables outside and in some cases inside the stores.  Brass bands and pop bands kept the music going over the two days and there was an endless supply of food.

For those who were interested in listening to authors talk about their work, the program was packed for the Saturday and Sunday.  You could listen to Hannah Kent, Kate Grenville, Tim Fischer, Jock Serong and others talk about writing.  Or David Davidson talk about worm farming and David Holmgren talk about permaculture

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