ABC Books Gift Guide: What to buy for Mum

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your Mum, ABC Books has you covered. The books we’ve chosen are for the inquisitive Mum, the history-loving Mum, the “I’ve got Christmas lunch covered” Mum, and the avid gardener Mum.

We really do have something for every Mum. Take your pick!

Tracey Spicer

The Good Girl Stripped Bare

by Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer was always the good girl.  In this frank and funny ‘femoir’ – part memoir, part manifesto – Tracey ‘sheconstructs’ the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl.


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   Mrs. KellyMrs Kelly: The astonishing life of Ned Kelly’s mother

by Grantlee Kieza

While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians – until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia’s most popular biographers.

When Ned Kelly’s mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. By the time she died aged ninety-one in 1923, having outlived seven of her twelve children, motor cars plied the highway near her bush home north of Melbourne, and Australia was a modern, sovereign nation.

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  Waltzing Australia   Waltzing Australia

by Tim Borthwick

A unique collection of original Australian bush ballads and the stories that inspired them – in the tradition of Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson.

WALTZING AUSTRALIA is a wonderful celebration of the Australian bush and the people who live there, written by a gifted storyteller who’s spent much of his life working on the land.

These evocative bush verses and the tales behind them shine light on characters and events from Australia’s pioneering past as well as embracing Tim’s own experiences in the outback.

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Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty: The Expert Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables

by Organic Gardener Magazine

This book has all you need to know to grow your own healthy and sustainable produce: from getting started, preparing your patch and making compost, to an A-Z of popular vegetables with a month-by-month planting and growing guide, as well as natural ways to combat pests and diseases. So what are you waiting for? Go organic and start reaping your own healthy backyard harvest now!

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Delicious. Daily

Delicious. daily

by Delicious Magazine

Delicious recipes with genius twists to make everyday cooking extraordinary.

At delicious. magazine, we believe there are few things more wonderful than eating incredible home-cooked food. But when it comes to actually preparing a meal each evening, the pressures of everyday life can certainly take the joy out of the task itself. We created this book to update your weekly recipe rotation, with hacks to make every dish quicker, easier, or more delicious.

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