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Serialised reading of published autobiography. The program brings you the best of current and classic personal narrative including memoir, travel writing, diaries and letters. Here you'll find fine writing that will keep you enthralled and deeply involved in some remarkable lives.
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The lost art of sleep

The lost art of sleep

2012-01-1900:14:51

At the end of the summer holidays, Michael spends one blissful night under the stars with his much-loved wife and children.
The lost art of sleep

The lost art of sleep

2012-01-1800:14:32

Michael, Jenny and the three children move from the small town of Gunning to Melbourne, where Michael starts work as a school teacher.
The lost art of sleep

The lost art of sleep

2012-01-1700:14:37

Michael ponders the similarities between sleep and death, and relates an incident when he was robbed while he was metres away in bed - dead to the world.
The lost art of sleep

The lost art of sleep

2012-01-1600:14:41

Before he became a father, Michael was for many years a Catholic priest.
The lost art of sleep

The lost art of sleep

2012-01-1500:14:24

The arrival of baby twins, less than two years after that of their older sibling, sends Michael McGirr in search of an ancient practice for which bed is the ideal setting. It's called sleep. In this book, both a personal journey and a profound exploration of one of life's true constants, Michael muses on the many benefits of sleep, mourns its demise, and explains aspects of its strange personality. And despite their reluctance to ever all be asleep at the same time, he celebrates the three small children who came to him after a long vocation as a Catholic priest and brought him such joy and tiredness.
Piano lessons

Piano lessons

2012-01-1200:14:44

Years have passed and Anna has moved to Melbourne, where she has a successful career, performing and also teaching piano. But the deep bond forged during the many years she spent learning from Mrs Sivan remains.
Piano lessons

Piano lessons

2012-01-1100:14:17

Anna experiences the joy of performing a concerto with a professional orchestra before a large audience.
Piano lessons

Piano lessons

2012-01-1000:14:13

Anna forms her chamber ensemble, Seraphim Trio, with whom she plays to this day.
Piano lessons

Piano lessons

2012-01-0900:14:52

Mrs Sivan insists that Anna must share her knowledge and love of music with the next generation of young pianists.
Piano lessons

Piano lessons

2012-01-0800:13:55

With her school years about to end, Anna must decide if she wants to pursue a career in music.
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