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Funny and Heartfelt: Read an Extract from The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

April 24, 2019

Start Reading Now “Joyous and heartfelt – a must read for Marian Keyes fans.” Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met… What a hook! Admit it… you already want to know how that’s possible. I certainly did. I was immediately curious and keen to […] - Read more

Imagine You Found a Door Into Your Past: A Letter From Nina George

About the author: Nina George is the author of the bestselling international phenomenon, The Little Paris Bookshop, which has been translated into more than 28 languages, The Little Breton Bistro and numerous other books that have been published around the world. She also works as a journalist and an advocate for writer and women’s rights. She lives with her […] - Read more

From Invisible to Visible: Felicity McLean on the difference between ghostwriting and writing under her own name

About the author: Felicity McLean is a writer and a journalist.  Her writing has appeared in The Good Weekend, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, the Big Issue and more. She has written fiction and non-fiction books and has been published by HarperCollins Publishers, Allen & Unwin and Black Inc. Her latest non-fiction book, Body Lengths, was co-written with […] - Read more

ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

Once upon a time in Australian publishing, to make it as a writer you had to already have a profile. Writers had to work hard to establish a following, often having to publish five or more novels before reaping any rewards or gaining any acknowledgment. Books were very much judged by the name of the […] - Read more

A Return to Lansquenet-sous-Tannes: Q&A with Joanne Harris, Author of The Strawberry Thief

April 23, 2019

About Joanne Harris: Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche. Since then, […] - Read more

A Powerful Reading Experience: Read an Extract from The Book of Dreams by Nina George

Start reading now ‘We read a story, and something happens. We don’t know what or why, nor which sentence was responsible, but the world has changed and will never be the same again.’ Ever loved and lost? Walked away from an unfinished relationship still wondering ‘what if?’ Missed an opportunity out of fear or because […] - Read more

Looking For Love? Try the Ever After Romance Bookshop

Passionate about romance novels? Then check out this bookshop, which stocks a huge range of romance novels and encourages fans to get together.  As a part of our series on very cool bookshops, check out this one that especially caters for fans of romance – whatever your taste, you’ll find it here. Cross our hearts. […] - Read more

Give Mum the Giggles This Mother’s Day: Win a Signed Copy of Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander

We have five signed copies of Todd Alexander’s new memoir, Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga, to give away! This rollicking read charts one couple’s move from inner-city Sydney to a Hunter Valley farm, and is jam-packed with crazy animals and lovely life lessons. Witty, warm and wise, it’s the perfect […] - Read more

Dialogue, Writing Routines and the Real Dalhousie Street: Q&A with Melina Marchetta, Author of The Place on Dalhousie

About Melina Marchetta: Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was […] - Read more