Our thirties can be full of big questions. What do I want from life? Who will I spend it with? Where do I see myself in a decade’s time? What are my goals and values? Is home-ownership for me? What about children? Or would I rather be a free spirit roaming the earth? Here are some essential reads for those of us starting to resemble the person we’ll eventually become.
Charlotte Brontë's powerful, headlong masterpiece, now in a beautiful new hardcover edition.
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.
Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche . . .
A stunning new series look for one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history
Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between
Australia's top-selling, most respected pregnancy book - revised and expanded.
On the surface, Mathilde is the perfect wife. But there are always two sides to every marriage. Read the New York Times bestseller taking the world by storm.
Read Simone de Beauvoir’s classic work of second wave feminism, in an abridged, digestible form.
Mohsin Hamid's provocative, elegant and gripping novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
A short novel of quite remarkable depth, power and poignancy by a writer at the height of his powers
NW is funny, sad and urgent - as brimming with vitality as the city itself.
Nick Hornby's internationally bestselling first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author ofThe 4-Hour Workweek.
The former global sports editor of The Wall Street Journal profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed.
**WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR** **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION** **WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER** ‘Dazzling… Deeply affecting, utterly fascinating and blazing with love and intelligence’ Financial Times
The shocking, heart-breaking - and often very funny - true story behind Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
With every word, sentence, paragraph perfectly poised, these books are made to be savoured.