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10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

7 September 2017
New Novel from Tim Winton

Tim Winton’s new novel The Shepherd’s Hut acquired by Penguin Random House Australia (ANZ)

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

19 March 2017
New Novel from Richard Flanagan

First Person -- Richard Flanagan’s first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 -- is to be published in Australia in October this year.

9 March 2017
Me Before You’s Leading Lady Returns

Jojo Moyes takes Lou Clarke to New York in a new novel to be published in 2018.

8 March 2017
New from John le Carré

A Legacy of Spies will feature George Smiley, John le Carré’s most beloved character. 

Extracts

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Malcolm let the canoe drift to a halt and then silently slipped in among the stiff stems

Uncommon Type

Anna said there was only one place to find a meaningful gift for MDash

Finding My Virginity

Necker Island, New Year’s Eve, 1998.

Turtles All the Way Down

At the time I first realized I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution on the north side of Indianapolis.

After the Fire

My house burned down on an autumn night almost a year ago.

Haunted

I LOOKED DOWN the barrel of my Glock 19 service weapon.

Articles

Seven Close Shaves

A hand-picked selection of Richard Branson’s closest calls.

Earth Sick

Astronaut Scott Kelly reveals some painful downsides of space travel.

Never Stay Down

A low moment in the towering life of Robert Stigwood.

A Few Daring Men

Audacity reigned supreme for some skilled Australian infantrymen on the Western Front.

Stay Strong

Tips for parent–boofhead negotiations, and what to do when they break down.

The Verdict

The day the mechanisms of justice jammed shut on Henry Keogh.

Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie

Mushrooms and thyme are the heroes in this pie from Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients.

Zucchini Keftedes, Burghul Salad

Try this delicious recipe from George Calombaris’s Greek.

One-Bowl Mushroom Spaghetti

Try this quick and easy recipe from Everyday Thermo Cooking.

Individual Dark Chocolate Cakes

From Alyce Alexandra’s Everyday Thermo Cooking, try these decadent chocolate cakes…

Victoria Sponge Cake

Delight friends and family with this Victoria sponge with strawberries and white chocolate cream from Ottolenghi’s Sweet.

Pineapple Carpaccio

Try this refreshing dessert from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients. 

Q&A

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Candice Fox Q&A

Find out what scares #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox. 

Ali Land Q&A

Enter the mind of Good Me, Bad Me author Ali Land.

Activities

Need a Book Week costume quickly?

For the next week, kids around the country will be taking part in activities involving their favourite book characters. Everything from colouring in and craft to dressing up as their favourite character for the day. Why? Easy . . . Children’s Book Week is here!

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

Charlatan Reading Group Questions

Enter the shadowy world of mesmerism with Catherine Jinks’ Charlatan.

Beauty in Thorns Questions

Unlock some fairy tale magic with Kate Forsyth’s reimagining of Sleeping Beauty.

Trip of a Lifetime Notes

Introduce your book club to the huge-hearted Quinlan family.

The Olive Sisters Reading Notes

Make a toast to The Olive Sisters at your next book club. 

A Dangerous Crossing

Take your reading group on Rachel Rhys’s intoxicating voyage.

Congo Dawn Reading Notes

Transport your book club to Africa with Katherine Scholes’ Congo Dawn.

Bonus

Underline Issue 3

For the love of reading. 

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Underline Issue 2

For the love of reading. 

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Underline Issue 1

For the love of reading. 

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.