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Enthralling Historical Fiction: Review of In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor

March 26, 2019

Mary-Anne O’Connor’s new book, In a Great Southern Land, is an epic, sweeping tale revolving around a clever, spirited woman and a fiery, charismatic Irishman. Dramatic, gripping and colourful, it’s historical fiction of a quality that will take you on a beguiling roller-coaster ride, skillfully written by an author inspired by her own family history. […] - Read more


Superb Historical Fiction: Review of The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester’s new novel, The French Photographer, opens in 1942 with the world in the vice-grip of war. Twenty-two year old New Yorker, Jessica May, is making her living as a model, and a very successful one at that – she’s Vogue’s golden girl, and the darling of the Manhattan society pages. But Jessica knows […] - Read more


Blood, Sweat, Tears and Wisdom: Kelly Rimmer on how her family story inspired The Things We Cannot Say

March 25, 2019

About the author:  Kelly Rimmer has sold over 600,000 digital copies of her previous four novels: Me Without You, The Secret Daughter, When I Lost You, and A Mother’s Confession. Before I Let You Go was Kelly’s first novel with Hachette Australia and was a Top 10 bestseller. Kelly lives in rural NSW with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty […] - Read more


Listen Up! New audiobooks to look out for

March 22, 2019

We all have our ever-growing to-be-read piles – the stack of books beside our bed that we are desperately trying to get through, or the huge number of pending book reservations we have at our local library. But do you have an audiobook ‘to be listened to’ pile? If not, you absolutely should, and to […] - Read more

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Making sense of the unfathomable: Q&A with Helen Thomas on her new book, Murder on Easey Street

March 21, 2019

About the author  Helen Thomas has been a journalist for more than forty years. In 2005, Thomas spent months researching the Easey Street murders for Radio National’s Background Briefing, shedding new light on the investigation. She is the manager of ABC News Radio and author of five books, including Moods: The Peter Moody Saga (2016). Buy a […] - Read more


Strength, Resilience and Independence: Q&A with Fiona McCallum about her new book, A Life of Her Own

About the author Fiona McCallum was raised on a farm in South Australia. She now lives in suburban Adelaide, but remains a country girl at heart. Fiona writes ‘heart-warming journey of self-discovery stories’ that draw on her life experiences, love of animals and fascination with the human condition. She is the author of ten Australian bestsellers. A Life of Her […] - Read more


Gripping Historical Fiction: Read an extract from The Lily in the Snow by Jackie French

Start reading now Australian heiress Sophie Higgs has had her fair share of lucky escapes and close shaves. At age 18, Sophie was sent to finishing school in England, but she learnt much more than how to sit up straight and put her gloves on correctly. The school’s enigmatic founder, Miss Lily, was a woman […] - Read more


Highs, Lows and Laughs: Q&A with Todd Alexander about his new memoir, Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

About the author: Todd Alexander has been writing for over twenty years. His work has been published in magazines and period­icals and his first novel, Pictures of Us, was published in 2006, and Tom Houghton was published in 2015. How to Buy and Sell on eBay.com.au has sold in excess of 30,000 copies. In 2010, his advanced guide to eBay, How to […] - Read more


Lending a Book, a Heartfelt Affair

We all know the feeling – you’ve just finished an incredible book, and it’s all you can think about. Your immediate reaction is to share it with everyone you know, so you can talk about it with someone. ‘You absolutely must read this book,’ you say. ‘I can lend it to you!’ And so begin […] - Read more

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