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The Fault in Our Stars
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Chapter One Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death. Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression ...
Fault in Our Stars (Film Tie-in Edition)
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Chapter One Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death. Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression ...
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Lamb Meatballs With Chop Salad And Harissa Yoghurt
Free recipe from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, Lamb Meatballs, Chop Salad & Harissa Yoghurt, page 104. SERVES 4 | 687 CALORIES Meatballs 400g lean lamb mince 1 heaped tsp garam masala olive oil 1 pinch of saffron 1/2–1 fresh red chilli 2 spring onions 1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander 2 cloves of garlic 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas 350g passata ...
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Singapore Noodles
Free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver, Singapore Noodles. Singapore noodles is a scrumptiously wonderful classic that makes you feel fulfilled and happy. For me, its spirit is that it can easily embrace lots of different leftovers, and it can become a vegetarian option very simply. So, feel free to let this recipe help you waste less, using up whatever you've got ...
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Mothership Sunday Roast Brisket
Free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver, Mothership Sunday Roast Brisket. Roast beef is the ultimate treat, but brisket is your thrifty friend – it's a forgiving, wonderful cut of beef with amazing flavour, whether you go for juicy, carveable slices or shreds of beautiful pulled meat. You can get a 1kg piece from the supermarket, but it's best to get 2kg from your ...
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Pappa al Zucchini
Serves 4   Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes / 209 calories   2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 4 courgettes olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube ½ a loaf of ciabatta or stale bread extra virgin olive oil ½ a bunch of fresh mint (15g)  
Jamie's Comfort Food
Blushing Spaghetti Vongole
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Blushing Spaghetti Vongole, page 180. Vongole is a dish much loved by people all around the world. Ultimately, it’s a very simple pasta that celebrates the juice and flavour of clams, and if you cook it right, it’s a very delicious, classy, comforting pasta that hits the spot, every time. I’ve gone for a subtle variation ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Insanity Burger
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Insanity Burger, page 94. Competition for the best burger in London has gone mad. Some burgers are gourmet and piled high with toppings, whereas others are thinner, simpler, wrapped in paper, steamy and sloppy. All I can say is my insanity burger is going to be right up there – the method is almost ritualistic in what ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Chicken Tikka Masala
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Chicken Tikka Masala, page 16. Without question, chicken tikka masala is a brilliant curry that makes people very happy. Of course it’s inspired by fantastic Indian cooking, but is in fact an Anglo-Indian evolution, created to suit British palates. When you make it, you’ll be super-proud – you can use top-quality ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Peanut Butter And Jelly Brownies
Free recoipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies, page 384. Frankly, this is an outrageous little recipe. I don’t know why, but the somewhat confused combo of peanut butter and jelly always succeeds in putting a very large smile on people’s faces, so let’s embrace it. And by the way, jelly means jam in this context ...
Jack of Diamonds
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In this sneak preview from Chapter One of Jack of Diamonds, the new – and final – book by Australia's favourite story-teller, Bryce Courtenay, we meet our young hero.   Born into the slums of Toronto at the end of the roaring twenties, Jack Spayd grows up with a set of rules for home, school and the street where the strong rule the weak. Jack is lucky in that ...
An Abundance of Katherines
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(one) The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath. Colin had always preferred baths; one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down. He climbed into the tub as soon as the water got hot, ...
The Mystery of Mercy Close
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I wouldn't mind – I mean, this is the sheer irony of the thing–but I'm the only person I know who doesn't think it would be delicious to go into 'someplace' for 'a rest'. You'd want to hear my sister Claire going on about it, as if waking up one morning and finding herself in a mental hospital would be the most delightful experience imaginable. 'I've a great idea,' ...
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
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I'm Too Busy . . . It's Too Expensive . . . I Don't Know How . . . These are the three excuses I always hear when I ask people why they don't cook at home more often. But I know that with the right kit, some organization and solid recipes, these excuses don't stand up. Regardless of whether you're a brilliant cook or a complete beginner, this book does what it says on the ...
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Pregnant Jools Pasta Chicory Watercress Salad Frangipane Tarts
Free recipes from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals , Pregnant Jools's Pasta, Crunchy Chicory & Watercress Salad, Little Frangipane Tarts, Page 30-33. PASTA 4 spring onions 1 carrot 1 stick of celery 1-2 fresh red chillies 1 x 6-pack of good-quality sausages (approx.400g) 1 heaped teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon dried oregano 500g dried penne 4 cloves of garlic 4 tablespoons ...
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Tasty Crusted Cod My Mashy Peas Tartare Sauce Warm Garden Salad
Free recipe from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals , by Jamie Oliver, Tasty Crusted Cod, My Mashy Peas, Tartare Suace and Warm Garden Salad, pages 140-143. MASHY PEAS 4 medium baking potatoes 1 head of broccoli 500g frozen peas a large knob of butter 1–2 dessertspoons mint sauce TARTARE SAUCE 3 cornichons 1 heaped teaspoon small capers a small bunch of fresh flat-leaf ...
Hello from the Gillespies
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Angela finally started the letter, summoning her usual cheery tone. Then she stopped. Her friend Joan's voice suddenly came to her mind, as if she was standing there beside her. 'Go for it, love! Let it rip! Tell the truth! It's good for you.' She actually laughed out loud. Tell the truth? How could she? Angela stared at the screen for a long moment. Then she started a new letter, ...
The Fiery Heart: Bloodlines Book 4
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Chapter 1 Adrian I won't lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop. 'I'm no expert,' I began, choosing my words carefully. 'Well—actually, I am. And I'm pretty sure there are certain things we have to do before you need to be reading that.' Sydney Sage, the aforementioned girlfriend and light of ...
Silver Shadows: Bloodlines Book 5
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Chapter 1 Sydney I woke to darkness. This was nothing new, as I'd been waking to darkness for the last . . . well, I didn't know how many days. It could've been weeks or even months. I'd lost track of time in this small, cold cell, with only a rough stone floor for a bed. My captors kept me awake or asleep, at their discretion, with the help of some drug that made it impossible ...

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21 Nov 2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane has won the 2014 Voss Literary Prize
Congratulations to Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest which was named winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize for the best novel published in Australia in 2013 and voted by the Australian University Heads of English. For more information please visit the Voss Literary Prize website.

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