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Flashback Friday - Book Week

Our current students celebrate Book Week this week, so this Flashback Friday we look to our Archives for the history of LN's love of reading.
Enjoying a quiet moment of reading in the library at LN in 1966, LN Archives
Enjoying a quiet moment of reading in the library at LN in 1966, LN Archives

This Flashback Friday falls at the end of Book Week. We know that reading has provided much joy and solace to our community during the current periods of lockdown in NSW and around Australia. This includes our current student bookworms! Today our Primary students got dressed up for Book Week at home, last week they heard from a visiting author, and recently many Secondary students joined Write a Book in a Day.

This enthusiasm for the literary is firmly rooted in LN history. Before TV, reading was (and still is) a popular pastime for boarders. Books were given as gifts to past pupils; a tradition that continues for current Year 6 and Year 12 students upon graduation. We even have several authors among our alumnae and IBVM, including Mother Oliver O'Doherty who published several works while at LN in the 1950s including biographies of Mother Gonzaga Barry and Mary Ward. 

What are your book recommendations for lockdown reading? Do you remember what novels and plays you studied at school?

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