Recommendations for Mother's Day
Paris in Love
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A...
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
The hysterically funny and mostly true memoir from Internet sensation Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess.
Beastly Things: (Brunetti)
When a body is found floating in a canal, strangely disfigured and with multiple stab wounds, Commissario Brunetti is called to investigate and is convinced he recognizes man from somewhere. With no identification except for the...
The Beginner’s Goodbye
When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she'd died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy -...
Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food
'What's important is the fact of eating together - the gathering at the table, the conviviality.' Love & Hunger is a distillation of everything Charlotte Wood has learned over more than twenty years about cooking and the pleasures...
Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide
Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...
* THE LIFEBOAT is a daring and adventurous novel set just before the First World War. It begins in a courtroom, where an enigmatic young woman named Grace Sachs is on trial; in flashback, we learn why ...
The Red House
After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. But in the quiet and...
A Cook’s Life
With her Cook's Companion front and centre in half a million kitchens, Stephanie Alexander is the very definition of a household name. Each day thousands turn to this 'food Bible' for definitive recipes, encouragement and advice....
Sherlock Series 1 & 2
Series One: Sherlock Holmes can tell a software designer by his
tie and an airline pilot by his thumb. He has a unique analytical
brain and, unlike anyone else in the world, he staves off boredom
by solving crimes. When a...
A dark, riveting, and lightning fast novel of murder, intrigue,
and political corruption, set in 1936 Hungary during the rise of
Adolph Hitler and the Nazis in Germany, Budapest Noir marks the
emergence of an extraordinary new...
The Light Between Oceans
A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and...
The Night Circus
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats,...
Am I Black Enough for You?
Winner of the Vic Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing.The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just...
Annie’s Garden to Table
Annie Smithers is a great believer in using fresh organic produce with minimal food miles. In most cases, this means just a few steps, for Annie has an acre of garden from which she sources the majority of the produce for her...
The New Republic
A scalpel sharp political satire from the Orange Prize winning writer of We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Fifty Shades of Grey
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind -...
Written by the author of Beloved , this novel reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and, finally, his home.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, and mango juice in their gin, a group of very different people leave England to begin a new life in India. On arrival they...
The Boy Who Fell To Earth
Merlin is Lucy's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch shortly after his diagnosis, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with joys and...
Jakarta, 1997, and the city is on the verge of a revolution. Even the Jordan children - Petra, Isaak, Kristina, and Paul - can feel it coming, shaking the edges of their privileged, protected expat world.
The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
For readers coming to the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time - and for its legion of dedicated fans - a fabulous new book about Roland's first quest and a perfect introduction to the series.
Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel
The brand new Sookie Stackhouse novel!
An extraordinary literary novel, this is prize-winning author Emily Perkins's greatest work to date
This story follows the fluctuating fortunes of two families who inhabit a rambling old house in Perth. Described as intensely moving, funny and tragic, it is a sprawling stage adaptation of Tim Winton's novel of the same name.
Antonia and Her Daughters
The renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the best-selling international author and 'the woman with the fairytale life' needs to find time and space to finish a book.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Film tie-in edition to the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller.
The Briny Cafe
Brimming with warmth and wit, Susan Duncan's first novel is a delicious tale of friendship and love, and the search for a place to call home...Ettie Brookbank is the heart and soul of Cook's Basin, a sleepy cluster of dazzling...
Charlotte-Rose de la Force, exiled from King Louis XIV's court, has always been a great teller of tales. Selena Leonelli, once the exquisite muse of Tiziano, is terrified of time. Margherita, trapped in a doorless tower and...
The Memory Tree
When Paulina dies mid-dance, leaving 12-year-old Zav and 7-year-old Sealie with Hal, their loving yet often unstable father, the family decides to plant a tree in her memory. This beautiful magnolia tree grows apace with the...
'He could not find one single more word to say. I just want to be free. He could not say those words. They had already withered in his mind, turned to dust.
The Fine Colour of Rust
If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.
The House on Willow Street
The warm, engrossing new novel from the No. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly
* The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks
Sweet Old World
Read Deborah Robertson's interview with Sian Prior about
Sweet Old World.
'He goes down the...
The Street Sweeper
Lamont Williams, recently released from prison and working as a hospital janitor, strikes up an unlikely friendship with a patient, an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor who starts to tell him of his extraordinary past. Meanwhile...
From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the tradition of Honey Brown, Chris Wommersley, and Kenneth Cook's Wake in Fright . If there's one thing Jesse knows when he sees it, it's trouble.
A Dutch woman, a university English lecturer researching the
work of Emily Dickinson, rents a farm in remote, rural Wales. When
she arrives, there are ten geese living on the farm, but one by one
they disappear. Perhaps it’s...
The past isn't dead. It isn't even past Jodie Garrow is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant. Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she makes the decision to adopt out her baby;...
A collection which features eleven masterful stories that deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. These stories represent seamless evocations of self-discovery.
The Paris Wife
* Out now in paperback, the heart-wrenching story of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley
Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her...
In Australia in the 1840s, the lives of two very different women intersect. Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria from her Scottish homeland by her bankrupt father; Leerpeen Weelan, her Aboriginal servant known as Louisa, has lost...
A new novel from Kate Grenville and a journey back to the Thornhill family of the bestselling The Secret River
Mateship with Birds
On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine,...
The Chemistry of Tears
The Chemistry of Tears is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving, a portrait of love and loss that is simultaneously delicate and anarchic. At its heart is an image only the masterful Peter Carey could breath such life into -...
The Hanging Garden
Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek...
Various Pets Alive and Dead
For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. Their...
The Meaning of Grace
Grace Fisher, mother of three, one day decides her husband is a sore disappointment and moves the family from Melbourne to a coastal village in Victoria. But Ian's slow dissolution on the couch masked a depression that will harrow...
The Mothers' Group
An explosive, enthralling debut novel about motherhood, friendship and love.
Trupps' Wholefood Kitchen
Written by an internationally renowned chef and qualified nutritionist, 'Trupp's Whole Food Kitchen' contains delicious, simple recipes that utilise clean, whole and organic foods that promote good health and well-being.
Field Guide to Victorian Produce
This is the first practical field guide for Australian locavores - people who try to eat locally. This book tells the stories behind the food we eat, connecting buyers directly to Victoria's growers, producers, stockists and...
Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living
'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It
crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its
true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was
searching for a way to live well while...
Secrets of a Lazy French Cook
I ordered a kir. I had promised myself not to drink anything that night, in order to keep my mind clear and be able to sound intelligent in proper English, but my resolution had failed immediately. He was obviously as irritating...
Maggie’s Verjuice Cookbook
'I just can't help myself when it comes to verjuice! I use it in
place of lemon juice or vinegar to bring the gentlest lift of
flavour to everything – from grilled vegetables, meat or fish,
pastas, risottos, salads and hearty...
French Children Don’t Throw Food
What British parent hasn't noticed, on visiting France, how well-behaved French children are - compared to our own? Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? How can French mums chat to their friends while...
Harlan Coben is back with his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities...
An unforgettable novel about childhood, family, conflict and guilt, and how a lifetime of tragedy might finally be forgiven.
Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte...
Swedish crime sensation and No. 1 international bestseller, Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller - for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo
What it Was
The stunning new crime thriller from the writer of THE WIRE
Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young junkie was shot dead by a fellow...
After the Darkness
Trudy and Bruce Harrison have a happy marriage, a successful business, and three teenage children. One fateful day they take the winding coastal route home, and visit the Ocean View Gallery, perched on the cliff edge. It's not...
The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure
Investigator Isaac Bell is on the trail of a ruthless espionage
agent . . .
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a
dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van
A Dissection of Murder
A woman. A doctor. A beastly science. At the turn of the twentieth century, London's political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As England's first female...
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
Into the Darkest Corner
Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous -- Lee seems almost too good to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn...
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver
Inspector Singh is sick of sick leave, so when Mrs Singh suggests they attend a family wedding in Mumbai, he grudgingly agrees - hoping that the spicy Indian curries will make up for extended exposure to his wife's relatives....
True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack
Through war, love affairs, children and old age, the Duracks' creative lives were always shaped by the enduring power of the Kimberley region. With unprecedented access to hundreds of private family letters, unpublished memoirs,...
Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?
Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson.
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
The first serious yet sympathetic biography by a woman of the Duchess of Windsor, the former Mrs Simpson.
Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
Dressed by Chanel and Yves St Laurent, painted by Salvador Dali and Picasso and mingling with Colette and Proust, Helena Rubinstein not only enjoyed unbelievable success, but was also instrumental in empowering and liberating...
The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild
* The extraordinary story of Pannonica - a British-born Rothschild daughter who abandoned her children to live in New York among the Jazz artists
After Cleo Came Jonah
Many strong minded women have headstrong daughters. But this isn't supposed to extend to their cats... Some say your previous cat chooses their successor. If so, what in cat heaven's name was Helen Brown's beloved Cleo thinking...
What Women Want
Growing up in post - feminist Australia, Nelly Thomas, one of Australia's most gifted and natural comedians, was told she could 'have it all'. She's giving it a crack - but she still isn't quite sure what 'it' is. What do women...
Sammy, I Love You
An inspirational true story of devotion, courage and determination in the face of great tragedy - a love story that will touch your heart.
In the baking heat of February 1973, wearing a purple nylon bodyshirt and an expression of confidence that belied his nerves, Ned Manning faced down a classroom full of kids in Tenterfield in remote NSW. It was the start of many...
An Oxford ethnologist, Leonard, travels to Papua in 1968 with his young Dutch wife, Rika, to take up a post at the university, and to further his research by filming the local Papuans in a remote village. Conservative and...
Tina Fey is one of the world's greatest comic writers and performers. Bossy Pants is her first book.
'These short stories are autobiographical but I am not their main subject. Some pay homage to remarkable people I have known and loved. Some describe unusual places and events and are a kind of testimony.' But, contrary to what...
When I Was a Child I Read Books
* From the author of the magnificent, award-winning novels GILEAD and HOME comes this, a collection of wonderful, heart-warming essays about reading
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...
Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism
'This is the best kind of memoir - there is a beautiful calm clarity that drew me in, and held me until the end. - Georgia Blain When Ben is a baby, Rachel puts his behavioural quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count...
From one of America's greatest and most iconic writers: an honest and courageous portrait of age and motherhood.
Nest: The Art of Birds
Part natural history, part folklore, part exploration of art and aesthetics, part memoir, Nest is a beautiful book that will appeal to bird lovers, readers of literature and art lovers alike. It's the perfect gift for your friend...
State of Craft
Clearly explained, this title includes step-by-step craft ideas that range from homemade underwear to pompom headbands and pincushions made from vintage crockery.
Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries
Stylists are some of the most influential people working within the fashion industry. This book covers styling for commercial ad campaigns, for fashion editorial as well as inside the business of retail itself, looking at the...
The Printed Square: Vintage Handkerchief Patterns for Fashion and Design
Suitable for collectors of printed textiles, fashion lovers and designers, this title features over 200 designed handkerchiefs that have been selected to reflect the magnificent array of printed designs that emerged between the...
Turn your tax returns into artworks. Create unique paper jewellery. Transform old books into sculptures. Make your own journals and stationery. Follow the simple instructions in this beautiful book to make these projects and...
Provides a survey of range of work of Cindy Sherman. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, this title provides an exploration of Shermans sustained investigation into the construction of...
Paris Vs New York
When graphic designer Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, he had no idea how quickly it would become one of the most buzzed-about sites on the Internet-it garnered more than a million and a half...
New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
Being a grandmother is one of lifes most important roles and
many women can feel unprepared to take it on.
New Age Nanas presents the rich and diverse views of over 1000
modern Australian grandmothers on what it is like...
Letters to My Daughter: Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975
As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by...
The Savvy Girl’s Money Book
This is a witty and appealing money how-to for 18 to 35-year-olds who would never buy one of the existing personal finance books on the market today. Containing sound information, lots of peer-group stories, both 'befores' and...
Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 1960s and Beyond
Mad Men is one of the hottest shows on television, and its fans are dying to know how accurate it is: did people really have that much sex in the office? Were there really three-martini lunches? Were women really second-class...
The Wisdom of Women
For the first time ever Candy Baker allows us to glimpse her own amazing life story, which is interwoven with stories of other women's everyday lives that will make you laugh and cry.
Women of Note: The Rise of Australian Women Composers
Music journalist Rosalind Appleby takes a fresh look at Australia's history and makes some startling discoveries about the contribution of women to Australian classical music. Women of Note puts together the missing pieces of...
March Was Made of Yarn: Writers Respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown
An earthquake occurring off the north-eastern coast of Japan magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes unleashed a 50-foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its...
Big Fat Lies: How the Diet Industry is Making You Sick, Fat and Poor
'Diets and exercise won't help us lose weight. Vitamins and
minerals are a waste of money and sometimes downright dangerous.
Sugar makes us fat and sick. And polyunsaturated fat gives us
cancer and works with sugar to give us...
The Conflict: Woman and Mother
Today, to be pregnant seems not far from entering into a religious order. So are mums who rely on formula, childcare and disposable nappies lazy or liberated? This title questions why our ideas of motherhood have been skewed by...
Whether you're starting or ending a relationship, a friend has
found a lump in her breast, you're in debt, your partner's lost
interest in sex or you don't know whether to believe the
moisturiser label, Women's Stuff is your...
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