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Books to share with busy mums

Sewing kit

Mums, grandmas and mother figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There's always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest- whether it's learning how to apply mindfulness in everyday life, how to create the perfect cocktail for book club, or learning about different species. We hope you find the perfect match for your Mother's Day gift here. READ MORE

Find the perfect gift for a bookish mum

Tea and book

If you've got a particularly bookish Mum, you'll know how difficult it can be to find the perfect pick for her. We've found some books which any Mum can love - whether it's crime fiction, epic Australia history, time-travelling romance, or an ode to imperfect parenting. Sometimes the best gift you can give the mother figure in your life is a cup of tea and a quiet day of reading. READ MORE

Books to share with new mums

Mother and child

Mother's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of motherhood - you might be a new mother yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in motherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandma! However 'new motherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

Time to relax: A selection of long weekend reads

Girl reading a book in bed

The October long weekend is right around the corner and we can't wait to get stuck into some great books! Because we adore books as much as you do, we've put together a selection of superb samplers. A psychological thriller; the guide to life from Instagram star Celeste Barber; a page-turner for literary buffs; uplit for Rachael Johns fans; and the story of a little black cat who changed one woman's life. There really is something for everyone! READ MORE

Get to know: The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

girl on the page
September 18, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

From ultimate industry insider, John Purcell, comes that rare thing, a literary page-turner, a witty, razor-sharp novel that cuts to the core of what it means to balance ambition and integrity. Set in in the world of publishing in contemporary London, with lashings of sex, glamour, bad behaviour – not to mention so many wicked publishing insider references – The Girl on the Page is a muscular, juicy and provocative novel, with an ending that genuinely shocked and deeply moved me. READ MORE

Winter Reading Guide

Winter is the perfect time to cosy down on the couch and get some serious reading done. In fact, winter is the perfect time to be a book lover – you can light a fire, make yourself a huge cup of tea and stay in bed reading as long as you like. We’ve collected some of our favourite classic, current and upcoming reads to inspire your winter TBR pile. READ MORE

Meet Kiki Button: socialite, private detective and spy

1920s Paris is my ultimate fantasy destination. Ever since I read Among the Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson, I have been fascinated (read: obsessed) with it. Nicholson’s book explores the lives of bohemian, artistic London from 1900 to WWII – not their work, but how they dressed, where they lived, what they ate, how they created lives as artists, rebels, and thrill-seekers. READ MORE

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