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Time to relax: A selection of long weekend reads

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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

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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

WIN a book pack for Earth lovers!

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July 11, 2018 Competition 2 Comments

Many Australians have been making eco-friendly lifestyle changes for years (decades, even!). But it's not always been easy - or as cheap - to choose sustainable products. With major grocery stores banning single-use plastic bags nationwide, cafes offering discounts for reusable cups (you can find your nearest one here), and plant-based food alternatives being made readily available, the everyday changes don't seem that daunting. READ MORE

How Amie Kaufman turned her visit to Iceland into a fantasy novel for young readers

Christopher Tovo, Amie Kaufman Writing Process

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Unearthed and the Starbound trilogy with Meagan Spooner and the Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff. Elementals: Ice Wolves is the first book in this exciting new middle grade series, so we asked Amie to shed some light on her writing process. It turns out that her research involves meeting real wolves, searching for magical items, and standing perilously close to icy rivers! READ MORE

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