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New Look Monica McInerney: Monica’s entire backlist of twelve wonderful novels given a set of fabulous new covers

July 10, 2018

When it comes to writing about human relationships, almost no-one does it better than Monica McInerney. Beloved by generations of Australians who feel like they’ve grown up reading her books, Monica’s moving, thoughtful, funny, whip-smart novels about family life have not only become a favourite among readers around the world, but an important and lasting […] - Read more

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Heart-Stopping Read: Read a sample chapter from The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

Start Reading Now It’s a rainy Tuesday night when Cecilia meets Tobias. Cecilia is picking her youngest daughter up from swim class, and Tobias is the only child left who hasn’t been collected by his parents. Cecilia wants nothing more than to go straight home for a glass of wine, but as she leaves the […] - Read more


History, Danger and Love: Emma Harcourt’s Top 5 Historical Fiction List

About The Author Emma Harcourt has worked as a journalist for over 25 years, in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. In 2011, she completed the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course and The Shanghai Wife was borne. Emma lives in Sydney with her two daughters. She is currently working on her second novel.  Purchase a copy […] - Read more


Love and Danger in Shanghai: Read a sample chapter of The Shanghai Wife by Emma Harcourt

Start Reading Now Annabelle Samuels, rebellious heroine of The Shanghai Wife, is standing on the deck of a boat traveling up the mighty Yangtze River, about as far away as she can be from Australia, her father and his Macleay Valley farm, the paddocks and the blowflies. Annabelle, now called Annie, has shed her previous […] - Read more


Better Reading Preview: Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer Registration Form

Our latest Preview Title is Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer Announcing Better Reading Preview: an exclusive chance to read and review free books before anyone else We invite our trusted community to engage directly with the nation-wide conversation about books by registering for Preview, our new crowd-sourced book review platform. Due to the quality, […] - Read more


History, Danger and Love: Review of The Shanghai Wife by Emma Harcourt

Annabelle Samuels, rebellious heroine of The Shanghai Wife, is standing on the deck of a boat traveling up the mighty Yangtze River, about as far away as she can be from Australia, her father and his Macleay Valley farm, the paddocks and the blowflies. Annabelle, now called Annie, has shed her previous life like a […] - Read more


Stunning Tale of Love, Loss and Family: Review of The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

July 9, 2018

Lillian Oberon feels trapped. Her marriage isn’t what she thought it would be, and she’s tired of playing a happy wife at her husband’s extravagant cocktail parties when things are so different behind closed doors. But with a small stepson and an ill sister to care for, Lillian can’t see an easy way out. Then […] - Read more


Great Nordic Noir: Review of The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

It’s a rainy Tuesday night when Cecilia meets Tobias. Cecilia is picking her youngest daughter up from swim class, and Tobias is the only child left who hasn’t been collected by his parents. Cecilia wants nothing more than to go straight home for a glass of wine, but as she leaves the pool with her […] - Read more


True Blue Crime: Read a sample chapter from Retribution by Richard Anderson

Start Reading Now When Richard Anderson arrived on the Australian literary landscape with his first book, The Good Teacher, two years ago, his biography told us he’d been a cattle farmer for 25 years before turning into an author. A tongue-in-cheek rural romance of a small community gripped by a scandal when two teachers at the local […] - Read more


Ripping Rural Thriller: Review of Retribution by Richard Anderson

When Richard Anderson arrived on the Australian literary landscape with his first book, The Good Teacher, two years ago, his biography told us he’d been a cattle farmer for 25 years before turning into an author. A tongue-in-cheek rural romance of a small community gripped by a scandal when two teachers at the local school […] - Read more