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What we’re reading: Ian McDonald, Cath Crowley and Sarah Bakewell

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Jan Lockwood is reading Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

I don’t normally read YA as there is already so much choice on adult shelves. But I was encouraged to try Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley by a colle…

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We test out recipes from the Monday Morning Cooking Club’s new cookbook

Earlier this week we roadtested different recipes from Monday Morning Cooking Club’s new cookbook, It’s Always About the Food. We invited the sisterhood to come in and select the best one and were thrilled that three members of the club (Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Chalmers and Natanya Eskin) obliged – coming all the way from Sydney. Here are the resu…

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Translation, children’s books and John Nieuwenhuizen

Hawthorn bookseller Mike Shuttleworth reflects on translation, children’s books and the work of John Nieuwenhuizen.

In Australian young adult fiction circles, the name Agnes Nieuwenhuizen is quite well known. Agnes founded the Centre for Youth Literature in 1991, was awarded a Dromkeen Medal in 1994, created several guidebooks on teenage litera…

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