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Gluttony in literature?

Gluttony on ABC TV 26 August 10pm

Gluttony in literature?







The  deadly sin Gluttony is for discussion tonight on ABC TVs The Book Club with Jennifer Byrne. Think overeating, voracity, and over indulgence (one more chocolate mint please!) What do you think of Gluttony in literature? Our Classics Book Club read Chocolat by Joanne Harris and The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. The panel on ABC TV features broadcaster Mark Colvin, author and food blogger Charlotte Wood, Wayne Macauley, and George McEncroe – a comedian with many previous lives. Enjoy…but not too much!

Grreen = Envy

Seven Deadly Sins: Envy ABC TV Tonight 10pm


Grreen = Envy

Envy is similar to jealousy as they both feel discontent towards someone’s traits, status, abilities or rewards.  For this one Classics Book Club read The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood and Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. Check out ABC TV’s Book Club discussion on this deadly sin with veteran journalist Greg Sheridan, literary blogger Angela Meyer, artistic Director of Opera Australia – Lyndon Terrachi and investigative journalist Kate McClymont on Tuesday 19th August at 10pm.

What's a good sloth read?

ABC TV Book Club Deadly Sin: Sloth


What’s a good sloth read?







Think sloth and words like laziness, idleness, inactivity, inertia, apathy come to mind. Is it failure to do what one should or as ABC TVs Book Club poses: is it about the lack of moral courage? TV Guests, former politician and author, Bob Carr; comedian and television presenter, Hannah Gadsby; author Gary Shteyngart and Buddhist teacher Venerable Robina Courtin, join Jennifer Byrne in unravelling the complex nuances of sloth in art, literature and life.

Our Central West Libraries Classics Book Clubs are yet to choose their read for Sloth so it will be interesting to see tonight’s discussion (Tues 12 August) at 10pm. What’s your pick for a “sloth” read?


Literary Talk: Seven Deadly Sin Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust ABC TV 10pm

Literary Talk: Seven Deadly Sin Lust







Join in tonight (5th August at 10pm) when ABC TV’s Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Seven Deadly Sins – Lust.  Jennifer and her guests question how lust drives the narrative in literature and plays from Romeo and Juliet through to Fifty Shades of Grey. Author and TV presenter Tara Moss plus founder of The Bell Shakespeare Company, actor and director John Bell join Jennifer and regular Book Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger to discuss Lust in great literature.

Central West Libraries Classics Bookclubbers talked about Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak for discussion about this sin.

Seven Deadly Sins Pride Discussion tonight 10pm ABCTV

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride ABC TV 10pm

Seven Deadly Sins Pride Discussion Tonight 10pm ABCTV

It takes many forms including hubris, vainglory and narcissism. Pride has given us some of the most mesmerising characters in literature. Who can you think of?

Guests Wheeler Centre Director, Michael Williams; former Vogue magazine editor and author Kirstie Clements; writer and host of The Monthly Book online, Ramona Koval; and lawyer, producer and performer, Steve Vizard, join Jennifer Byrne to discuss the inspiration of great literature: the sin of pride tonight (July 29) on ABC TVs The Book Show special at 10pm. For this topic our Classics Book Club talked about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.