Why we all fell in love with Frances Liardet’s WWII novel

We Must Be Brave cover
February 28, 2019 Book Club 0 Comments

Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love that we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself. It is a novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship – and the astonishing power of love. We thought we'd show you just how much the voracious readers at the HarperCollins Australia offices have been loving Frances Liardet's novel. READ MORE

Unconventional approaches to the challenges of 21st century parenting

Father carrying two children
January 29, 2019 Guest Post 0 Comments

Jessica Dettman, blogger and author of the recently released How to Be Second Best, has had enough of parents suffocating under the weight of comparison. So, in the spirit of her debut novel, she's embracing the power of self-acceptance and letting herself and her family be ... happy. In this guest post, she gives you one remarkably simple way that parents can overcome the information overload that is parenting in the 21st century. READ MORE

Kerri Turner on writing historical women and the importance of Herstory

January 21, 2019 Herstory 0 Comments

Kerri Turner, author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers, tells us about writing historical women, and the place of women in Russian history.   Writing a woman into a historical timeframe can pose problems. How do we create a realistic character, whose position in the world is restricted, whose power is almost nil, who often is considered barely human, yet make her sympathetic and interesting to readers with modern sensibilities? READ MORE

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