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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

Adrift in Melbourne by Robyn Annear

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Dune by Frank Herbert

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

Devotion by Hannah Kent

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Our best-seller from the past week is To Paradise, the long awaited new novel from the acclaimed au…

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Like this? Try this!

Two books, both alike in appeal, in fair bookshop, where we lay our scene. Today we’re recommending appealing alternatives to excellent books we’ve already read.

If you enjoyed Devotion by Hannah Kent Matrix by Lauren Groff

Born from a long line of female warriors and crusaders, yet too coarse, too wild, too rough-hewn for 12th-century courtly life, Marie de France is cast from the royal c…

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21 literary prize winners from 2021 to read over summer

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction

A taut and menacing novel that charts the crash and burn of an Afrikaans family, the Swarts. Punctuated by funerals that bring the ever-diminishing family together, each of the four parts opens with a death and a new decade. The characterisations are razor sharp, the dialogue dramatic, the action gripping. As we traverse …

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2021 literary prize winners for younger readers

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Young People

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love…

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Disappear into these other-worldly and immersive novels

Tired of feeling as though you’re in some kind of suburban purgatory? Take a one way ticket out of this timeline when you read one of the below novels; our chosen books are a mix of both fantasy, mythology & science fiction, and particularly immersive historical fiction.

A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark


Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha'arawi is the youngest woman working for the Minist…

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Back to School books

It’s that time of year when we inevitably start thinking about the start of the school year and easing the kids back into the school routine. For some children it can be a terrifying prospect, especially if they are starting prep, switching to a new school, or perhaps recommencing home schooling. Here are a few books we love that demystify the whole experience and comfort them with what to expect…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dune by Frank Herbert

Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

Adrift in Melbourne by Robyn Annear

Devotion by Hannah Kent

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

Beautiful World Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Our best-seller from the past week is the sci-fi classic Dune, which although ever-po…

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See you all in 2022

Over the last two years, many of us have begun to lead an almost asynchronous existence, but as it turns out, we’re about to put another year behind us – if you can believe it! So before we turn the page, we’re looking back – with rose-coloured glasses firmly in place for our own protection – on some of the small joys that 2021 brought us (amid all the chaos).

Firstly, a special congratulations …

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