Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels of the household do fall off?
Caro Llewellyn's family was unconventional from the beginning. Her parents met in hospital, where her father, confined to an iron lung after contracting polio, seduced his nurse and married her.
Growing up, Caro watched her father embrace life, undaunted and ingenious in t... read more
'It was a simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'. There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Au... read more
The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by a jingoistic political ideology and saved by an unknown Englishman
Collingwood Ingram, known as 'Cherry' for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he ... read more
Nothing could have prepared the sensitive, English, private-school girl for her new life in Australia. Culturally dumped in the deep end, she struggles valiantly to survive - first, the turbulent trials of high school, then the somewhat bizarre challenges of living away from home in orde... read more
From the incomparable John Baxter, the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in s... read more
Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I'm crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and worka... read more
This is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls meets Amelia Earhart. It's the real-life story of a daring Australian woman who did something extraordinary - then met an early, mysterious end.
From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered ... read more
The extraordinary true story of a heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo. "I'll stay with them no matter what happens. Someone who has mercy in his heart for humans has mercy for every living thing."
When war came to... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted ABIA International Book of the Year 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work |
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of Ameri... read more
'Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyrical... read more
Jocelyn Moorhouse has a successful career as a gifted scriptwriter and film director, as well as a maintaining a marriage and a family of four children. How did she do it?
Her memoir is a moving story of growing up with adoring paren... read more