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A Wonderful Historical Romance Set in The Australian Bush: Review of The Postmistress by Alison Stuart

June 17, 2019

An unforgettable heroine and a slow-burning, beautiful romance. To forge a new life she must first deal with her past… It’s 1871, Adelaide Greaves and her former maid and now friend, Netty, have left England and found sanctuary in the Australian town of Maiden’s Creek. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for […] - Read more


My Great-Grandmother was Admitted to a Mental Asylum: Q&A with The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant Author, Kayte Nunn

About the author: Kayte Nunn is a former book and magazine editor, and the author of two contemporary novels, Rose’s Vintage and Angel’s Share.The Botanist’s Daughter was Kayte’s first novel of transporting historical fiction, followed byThe Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant, set largely in the atmospheric Isles of Scilly. If you would like to see the wonderful images inspired […] - Read more


A One of a Kind Bookshop: Books From a Bygone Era at Love Vintage Books

June 13, 2019

In Sydney’s north shore suburb of Willoughby is a gem of a store, a bookshop from a bygone era, Love Vintage Books. Unlike other stores of its kind, with dusty packed shelves and crammed aisles of used books (hey, I’m not complaining!) Love Vintage Books is beautifully laid out and preserved in a similar manner […] - Read more


The Perfect Social Event For Cold Nights: Join a Book Club and Meet Other Book Lovers This Winter

It’s winter, when many of us feel like hibernating. Who wants to leave the house at night when you can curl up in front of the heater with a book? Why not combine curling up with a good book with a regular social event by joining a book club. Book clubs are a chance to […] - Read more


A Compelling and Thought-Provoking Novel: Read an Extract From The Subjects by Sarah Hopkins

June 12, 2019

Start reading now ‘The Subjects is energetic and compelling from the opening pages. And in Daniel we find a voice that I was worried was disappearing from Australian fiction: unpretentious, smart and lacking in all mawkishness. It’s a joy to hear him, and it is a joy to read a book of such complex ideas […] - Read more


Love, Strength, Resilience: Read an Extract From Love Song by Sasha Wasley

June 11, 2019

Start reading now Beth Paterson leads a busy, well ordered life. A respected general practitioner in Mount Clair, one of the bigger towns in the Kimberley, Beth is also a fly-in, fly-out doctor for Madjinbarra, one of the region’s more remote communities, and her days are filled with home visits, clinic appointments and community meetings. […] - Read more

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I Immediately Fell in Love With That Environment: Q&A With Sasha Wasley, Author of Love Song

About the author: Sasha Wasley was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She has completed a PhD in cultural theory and loves nature, Jane Austen and puns. Sasha is a farming wannabe, with a passion for animals and the land. Although she’s in her forties now, she still wants a pony. Her debut novel, […] - Read more


Same same, but different…

Exciting things are happening at Better Reading, with some new projects that we’re sure you’re going to love. First up is the facelift. While we’re all for ageing gracefully here, we still support a few tweaks and polish. Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice some changes to the Better Reading brand. While the great […] - Read more


What Does The Power of One Mean to You? Authors and Publishers Reflect on Bryce Courtenay’s Classic Novel

What does The Power of One mean to you? Here, publishers and authors from Penguin Random House, Bryce Courtenay’s publishing house, share three different stories about one great novel… Simon Rannard (Penguin Random House Account Manager): As a teenage boy in the mid-nineties, I was an avid reader of any and all of the science […] - Read more