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 -...
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...
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
The 21st anniversary special edition Signed and individually numbered One of only 250 copies produced Australians everywhere remember the first time they met the Lamb and Pickles families, struggling and striving, laughing and...
Antonia and Her Daughters
Seeking some peace and quiet from renovations at via Del Duomo, Marlena de Blasi escapes to the mountains of Tuscany where she meets the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan women....
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...
'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 long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks
Secrets of the Tides
A stunning debut novel: a dramatic family saga with a dark thread of suspense lurking at its heart.
Sweet Old World
'He goes down the stairs, singing Johnny Cash. It's a song about a man who's fallen real low, but he's not low, he's forty-three years old today, there's still time. You never know what is waiting, you just never know. This...
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.
The Little Shadows
Here is the eagerly anticipated new novel from a brilliant writer whose last book, Good to a Fault , was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. The Little Shadows...
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...
A new novel from Kate Grenville and a journey back to the Thornhill family of the bestselling The Secret River
The Bellwether Revivals
An unforgettable debut from an outstanding new talent.
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...
Sifting through letters of condolence after her mother's death, Camille discovers a strange missive. Alternating Camille's story with a series of mysterious letters, Gremillon transports us to Paris, 1939 to tell a powerful story...
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.
Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen
Guy Grossi's parents emigrated from northern Italy to Melbourne in 1960, finding themselves in a country that was beginning to embrace other cultures. While his father worked as a chef, his mother turned out the pastas, braises,...
Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables
This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to vegetarians but it's not a vegetarian cookbook. Among the more than 90 recipes are plenty of dishes incorporating meat but Mr Wilkinson's favourite vegetables are the true stars.
Mastering The Art of Baking
Take a masterclass in your own kitchen with Mastering the Art of Baking. This comprehensive new volume includes classics such as brioche and pork and fennel sausage rolls, through to contemporary dishes such as strawberry macaron...
Jam Drops and Marble Cake
A timeless collection of over 130 tried-and-true recipes. Jam
Drops and Marble Cake celebrates 60 successful years of the Cookery
Competition held by The Land newspaper and the Country Women's
Association of New South Wales....
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...
The Sweet Life - Basics and Beyond
MasterChef Australia 2011 winner Kate Bracks knows about desserts. This mouthwatering array of inspired dessert recipes includes favourites such as Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Mousse as well as fresh new ideas, such...
French Ties: Love, Life and Recipes
Jane Webster offers us a glimpse into life as a local in a French village: keeping house, visiting the markets, restoring the walled kitchen garden, and indulging her passion for 'antiquing' at flea markets and antique fairs. ...
Not Dead Yet
For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him... For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar...
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...
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 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...
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...
Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym...
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...
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...
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...
Lucian Freud: Portraits
This new, authoritative survey of Freud's portraits and figure
paintings explores his work across seven decades, from the early
40s to his death in 2011. The book features over 130 paintings,
drawings and etchings selected in...
New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
Being a grandmother is one of life's 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 to be a...
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 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.
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...
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 moisturizer label, this guide includes topics...
Don’t see anything you like? Search our catalogue of over a million books.