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Booze and Books Monthly Meetup

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Every last Wednesday of the month

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October's book is The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi. These are short stories set in rural Italy not long after WWII. Though political, they're quite light-hearted and easy reading. Here's Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.... (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66878.The_Little_World_of_Don_Camillo). The Little World is the first of a series of books about Don Camillo. The general theme is post-war Europe, and how people's lives were affected and rebuilt. Another book is The Voyage Of Their Life by Diane Armstrong. This tracks an (official) shipload of refugees travelling from post-war Europe to Australia. The first half describes their voyage in 1948, with snapshots back to their war experiences. The second half is set decades later, based on interviews about the life they built in Australia. It's a very different type of book to the Don Camillos, but I enjoyed it. Here's Goodreads: https://www.goodreads... (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2035784.The_voyage_of_their_life?from_search=true#)