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Keep it simple this Mother’s Day with a great book and some well-deserved downtime.

Comfy chair? Tick. Pot of tea? Check. Hour of silence? We’ll do our best. Captivating read? Easy. Take the guesswork out of Mother’s Day this year and simply give Mum the gift she wants and most definitely deserves. Here are some titles to get you started.

  • The thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal number 1 bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy

  • From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise and Three Gold Coins comes a colourful and heartwarming story about a cafe owner who is given a new chance at life after receiving a heart transplant – but her new life comes at a price.

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

  • From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

  • The fourth novel in the Harriet Blue series sees Harry on the hunt for a missing mother and child, while also trying to solve the murder of a prison doctor.

  • A wonderfully original and heartfelt comic novel about one woman's mission to reignite the passion in her marriage - and rediscover herself.

  • Disenchanted with their lives, three old friends set off on a journey through Europe retracing the steps of a backpacking trip forty years earlier. What could possibly go wrong?

  • The heartbreaking, romantic and utterly compelling new novel from international bestselling author Paige Toon.

  • Our foremost storyteller returns with an audacious new novel, Machines Like Me.

  • Do you feel exhausted by daily life? Are you unsure where to start? Unable to stop?

  • From the authors of the bestselling The Game Changers, The Juggle features candid, real and raw stories for mums by mums, designed to inspire, uplift and acknowledge that the juggle struggle is real – and that we’re all in this together.

  • Comedian, screenwriter & bestselling author returns with a blistering satire. No one is safe as Ben Elton sends up everything from fake news culture to extreme gender politics, from political sloganism to the power of the hashtag, and everything in between.

  • Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

  • The runaway international bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • Unmissable third instalment in the bestselling, critically adored, dazzling inventive novel cycle, the Seasonal Quartet.

  • DK Australia

    Embrace holistic health and optimise your wellbeing with natural remedies for the mind, body and home.

  • Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.

  • The Hollow Bones implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not-too-distant history.

  • Nicole Alexander’s ninth novel is a sweeping rural historical novel, set in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

  • A thrilling story told in the form of an extended oral history, Daisy Jones and the Six transports the reader to the world of '70's rock 'n roll; creative chaos, musical alchemy and an iconic sound.

  • Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.

  • Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.

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