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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

Still Me

It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England

Mythos

These days the origin of the universe is explained by proposing a Big Bang, a single event that instantly brought into being all the matter from which everything and everyone are made.

After The Blues

‘By the time you find yourself, there’ll be nobody home!’

Two Weeks 'til Christmas

On the rare occasions Claire allowed herself a stroll down memory lane, Scotty Shannon was always her destination.

Artemis

I bounded over the gray, dusty terrain toward the huge dome of Conrad Bubble.

Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News

Max woke with a start as the car crunched to a halt.

Articles

A Note on The Blues

Kathy Lette on surviving puberty, feminism, and ‘what happened next’.

LEGO® Star Wars™ Behind The Scenes

From Han Solo’s winter wear to minifigure designs.

15 Awesome and Unusual Things About LEGO® History!

Clever croissants and outer space stats.

Surprising Dog Jobs

Five canines employed in roles you might not have expected.

On the Chase

Laura Greaves introduces a dog with a somewhat lofty title.

Nutritional Know-How

Get the low-down on dietary supplements from Tegan Haining’s The 7 Day Quickie.

Recipes

Gingerbread Men

Fill your home with the aroma of festive spices this Christmas.

Apricot Tart with Frangipane

Try this simple and elegant dessert from Nadine Levy Redzepi's Downtime.

My Mother's Chicken Curry

Bring love and deliciousness into your kitchen with this chicken curry from Nadine Levy Redzepi's Downtime.

Char-grilled Aubergine & Feta Rolls

These lovely aubergine rolls are from Rick Stein's The Road to Mexico.

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.

Q&A

Writing an Island

Judy Nunn offers insights into the creation of her book Sanctuary.

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. 

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

A Long Way from Home Reading Group Notes

Take your book club on the race of a lifetime around Australia with Peter Carey’s A Long Way From Home.

Sanctuary Reading Group Notes

Discover the strength of the human spirit with your book club in Judy Nunn’s Sanctuary.

Ada Reading Group Notes

Take your reading group on a journey of vaudevillian enchantment.

The Tea Gardens Reading Notes

Absorb the heroism, heartache and healing of The Tea Gardens with your book club.

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.

Bonus

Underline Issue 4

For the love of reading.

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.