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Organising Your Books: How Do You Do It?

April 16, 2019

Are you an alphabetiser, or a colour coder? Do you like order, or literary mayhem? Do you know where each book you own is shelved, or do you often spend ages searching for that one title you want? If you’re a lover of books, and own a lot of books, you will most likely have […] - Read more

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Four Years with a Fictional Mosaicist: Andrea Goldsmith on Researching Invented Lives

About Andrea Goldsmith Andrea Goldsmith originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak.  Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary […] - Read more


More Than a Mystery: Q&A with Anna Romer, Author of Under The Midnight Sky

About Anna Romer Anna Romer was born in Australia to a family of booklovers. She led a nomadic life for many years, travelling around Europe and Britain in an ancient Kombi van where she discovered a passion for history. These days she lives in a little old cottage surrounded by bushland, writing stories about dark […] - Read more


Exciting News For Dervla McTiernan Fans: HarperCollins Publishers acquires three new books

Fans of Dervla McTiernan can rest easy for the next few years. HarperCollins Publishers has acquired three new books from bestselling crime writer Dervla McTiernan, in a deal with Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia. The first two books in McTiernan’s Galway-based DS Cormac Reilly series, The Rúin and The Scholar, are bestsellers in Australia […] - Read more


Gothic Tale of Love and Madness: Review of Under The Midnight Sky by Anna Romer

‘Love, losing it and finding it again is the big theme in a brooding mystery that examines love of all kinds and its power to do good or evil…’ In her latest book, Under The Midnight Sky, popular Australian author Anna Romer has crafted an intriguing tale about love and obsession, revolving around a creepy […] - Read more


Librarians: Win a Better Reading Top 100 poster for your library

To celebrate the big reveal of this year’s Better Reading Top 100 Books as voted by you, we had some gorgeous glossy posters made that feature all 100 book covers! We’ve given some away to readers, and now we’d like to share the love with libraries. Librarians, for your chance to win one of 20 […] - Read more


Compelling, Captivating, Moving: Review of The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

“I used to think it was simple, that art. The making of harmless indulgences. But at last I have come to realise that no indulgence is harmless… Forty years a witch and now, at last, I have become a Puritan”. Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since the publication of Joanne Harris’s Chocolat, the […] - Read more


Bookish News Bites: Scribblers, Australian Reading Hour and Some Big Book Awards

April 15, 2019

This week’s book news includes a great festival line-up, some fabulous new authors for 2019 Australian Reading Hour and the shortlisted books for the Oscars of publishing. New ambassadors for 2019 Australian Reading Hour announced Australian Reading Hour has announced its ambassadors for the 2019 event. Rachael Johns and Benjamin Law have signed on as […] - Read more


A Tale of Mystery and Imagination: Read an Extract From Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

Start reading now Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a grand gothic tale and psychological thriller. It opens in 1966. At nearly 70, Maud Stearne has been living the life of a recluse for 50 years in the tiny village of Wakenhyrst in the Suffolk fens. The discovery of three paintings by her father, Edmund Stearne, completed during his time […] - Read more