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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky children in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

The brand-new Bluey books! - They’ve seen the TV show, now they can join Bluey at the beach, or at night, or enjoy some sticker fun. For ages 4 and up. Beast Feast - A very charming story …

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky teens in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

Monuments – Ancient gods, modern day Sydney teens, sinister Hounds - this is a fast-paced and witty fantasy novel that will entertain with ease. Poemsia – Author Lang Leav draws on her real l…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The astrology edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. In this gift guide, we’ve paired a recent summer release with each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Naturally, our choices are all one thousand percent correct and we will hear no criticism… What to gift an Aries…

A fire sign, Aries are known for being bold and daring. They’re prac…

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Lucy Ellmann wins the Goldsmiths Prize 2019

Congratulations to Lucy Ellmann who has won this year’s Goldsmiths Prize for her incredible novel, Ducks, Newburyport!

n just eight sentences, an Ohio mother ruminates on the troubles and triumphs of her past and present. By turns strange and complex, transcendent and mundane, Ducks, Newburyport is a dazzlingly ambitious literary event that casts a searing gaze over contemporary culture and face…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The ethical & sustainable edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here are 12 gift ideas for ethical and sustainable gift-giving this year. Find even more suggestions by browsing the collections below.

The Whole Fish Cookbook by Josh Niland

Sydney’s groundbreaking seafood chef (and founder of Australia’s first sustainable fishmonger) Josh Niland r…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The passive-aggressive edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. The season of giving is upon us, but some people’s presence on our shopping lists may not inspire the most altruistic of thoughts. As a thoughtful, considerate person of the new millennium, why not gently nudge them to adopt a more enlightened way of thinking (ie. yours) by channeling the …

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Guts by Raina Telgemeier Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton The Australia Survival G

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100 great reads from Australian women & gender diverse authors in 2019

Each year we compile a list of great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge which begun in 2012 and continues to this day. This year we have expanded our list to include gender diverse authors as well. Here are 100 great reads by Australian women and non-binary authors published in 2019. The following books are displayed in no particular order a…

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What we’re reading: Cusk, Disher & Sittenfeld

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Mark Rubbo is reading Peace by Garry Disher

I’ve been reading Peace by Garry Disher which is a sequel of sorts to his award-winning 2015 novel, Bitter Wash Road. Paul Hirschhausen has been demoted to a one-cop town in country South Australia a…

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