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Andy Griffith & Terry Denton

Event at Tailrace

Thursday 24 August at 6:00pm

This event is SOLD OUT

If you missed out on tickets - signed copies of the 91 Storey Treehouse can be pre-ordered at Petrarch's or by calling 6331 8088

Publication Date: 8 August 2017

Book RRP: $14.95

We are very excited to be hosting Andy Griffith and Terry Denton for the Launceston launch of the 91 Storey Treehouse.

Join us on Thursday 24 Augustfrom 5:30pm for a 6:00pmstart at the Tailrace Centre(1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside TAS 7250) and be prepared for more zany fun and adventures with your evening hosted by local Launceston identity Danny Gibson.

The 91 Storey Treehouse is the seventh book of Andy Griffith and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh out loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

Join Andy and Terry in their now 91 storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine.  Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button... Well what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Petrarch's will be selling other titles of Andy Griffths and Terry Denton's on the evening.  Purchases can be made via cash or card.

Andy and Terry will not be signing books at the event(copies of the 91 Storey Treehouse will be pre-signed).  Make sure you come dressed with your best smile as there will be an oppertunity for a happy snap with Andy and Terry!

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BETTER BRAIN FOOD: Eat to Cheat Dementia and Cognitive Decline 
by Ngaire Hobbins & Michelle Crawford

All are welcome to come along to Petrarch's on Friday 25 August at 6:00pm to hear Ngaire and Michelle discuss their latest groundbreaking publication on the hot topic of brain health and dementia prevention plus over 70 recipes to keep your brain healthy.

Ageing is a triumph of modern medicine. On average we can expect to live 10 or 20 years longer than our grandparents' generation. These extra years are a wonderful bonus but also impose unprecedented challenges to our bodies and brains.

Recent scientific investigations have uncovered foods and ingredients that can help protect brain cells from damage by oxidation and inflammation, and keep the systems that support them working as well as possible. There is no magic pill (and beware of anyone who claims a simple solution), but there is evidence-based advice on foods and lifestyle strategies that can give your brain the best chance of peak health.

An international authority on nutrition for aged care, dietitian Ngaire Hobbins presents a compelling argument that the food you eat can make a big difference to your quality of life as you age. She is an international expert on nutrition for aged care and sought-after speak. She is a member of and presents at conferences for the International Federation of Ageing, the Gerontological Society of America and the British Society of Gerontology. She has deep clinical experience as a dietitian both in hospital and private practice. She self-published her first two books, Eat to Cheat Ageing and Eat to Cheat Dementia.

Michelle Crawford is a recipe developer, food stylist and author of A Table in the Orchard.
Mountain Stories: Echoes from the Tasmanian High Country
by Simon Cubit

As you may be aware, Simon Cubit passed away peacefully on 24 May 2017 following a long period of illness. Prior to his passing, Simon was working on his last book, a sequel to Mountain Stories, Volume 1.

Join us along with speakers Nic Haygarth (fellow author), Ian Hayes (secretary of Mountain Huts Preservation Society) and Katie Tagney (Simon's Niece) to celebrate the launch of Simon's final work at 6:00pm on Friday 1 September at Petrarch's Bookshop, 89 Brisbane Street, Launceston.

Mountain Stories: Echoes from the Tasmanian High Country, Volume 2 is a collection of nearly 50 never before published stories, illustrated in most cases with an extraordinary range of historical photographs. It is a unique series of historical musings about people, places, huts and events of the Tasmanian high country.
The Vandemonium War
by Nick Brodie

Join us along with Nick Brodie in conversation with Dr Kristyn Harman as we launch The Vandemonium War on Thursday 7 September at 6:00pm.

Britain formally colonised Van Diemen’s Land in the early years of the nineteenth century. Small convict stations grew into towns. Pastoralists moved in to the aboriginal hunting grounds. There was conflict, there was violence. But, governments and gentlemen succeeded in burying the real story of the Vandemonian War for nearly two centuries.

The Vandemonian War had many sides and shades, but it was fundamentally a war between the British colony of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) and the Aboriginal people who lived in political and social contradiction to that colony. The Vandemonian War tells the largely untold story of how the British truly occupied Van Diemen’s Land deploying regimental soldiers and special forces, armed convicts and mercenaries.

Historians failed to see through the myths and lies – until now. It is no exaggeration to say that the tribes of Van Diemen’s Land were extirpated from the island. Whole societies were deliberately obliterated. This is ground breaking story, discovered in neglected handwriting nearly two centuries old, that redraws what we know about our history. The Vandemonian War is a dark stain on a former empire.
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