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Corporal Hitler’s Pistol

How did Corporal Hitler's Luger from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933?

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The Wattle Island Book Club

A moving and heartwarming story about taking risks and finding a new lease on life, by the bestselling author of The Banksia Bay Beach Shack.

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The Farmer’s Friend

The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Bush Telegraph.

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The Farmer’s Friend book club notes

An uplifting Australian drama from rural midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur.

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Wattle Island Book Club book club notes

A story filled with courage, passion and hope to share with your reading group.

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The Paper Palace book club notes

A magnificent literary pick for book club.

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The habit that can lift your mood in just six minutes

There is one act that will help lift your mood in just minutes as we prepare to enter the new spring season.

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The Garden of Hopes and Dreams book club notes

A timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection from much-loved author Barbara Hannay.

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Lovebirds book club notes

A pick for book club that's warm, witty and wise.

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Meg Bignell Q&A

The Welcome To Nowhere River author on the art of noticing, the importance of community and finding time to write.

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot book club notes

A tale of extraordinary friendship and a lifetime of stories to share with your book club pals.

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The Moroccan Daughter book club notes

A must-read for book clubs and fans of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

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Life After Truth book club notes

These friends think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love...

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Twenty insights: twenty years as an author

2020 marks Monica McInerney’s 20th year as a published author. Here she offers 20 memories and observations on her writing career.

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The Godmothers book club notes

Your reading group will adore this family drama from much-loved author Monica McInerney.

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Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

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The Bush Telegraph book club notes

Gather your book club and get ready to gossip about the inhabitants of Spinifex.

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The Sister’s Gift book club notes

Explore themes of surrogacy, consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.

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The Last Migration book club notes

Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.

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Sisters and surrogacy

The Sister's Gift author on finding the 'emotional core' of her latest novel. 

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An ode to wild places and creatures

Charlotte McConaghy reveals how a quest to write about the natural world ultimately led to a climate change story.

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The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Is…

We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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Kyle Perry Q&A

The Bluffs author takes us deep into the Tasmanian wilderness.

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Ghost Species book club notes

Chew over some of life’s big questions with James Bradley’s timely thriller, Ghost Species.

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Kathy Lette Q&A

We sat down with celebrated comic writer Kathy Lette to talk about throwing her knickers at Tom Jones, the time she met the Queen and more.

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On the wings of words

Tabitha Bird celebrates the magical healing powers of writing.

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Giving a voice to the voiceless

Leah Kaminsky reflects on researching German scientists and World Ice Theory for her novel, The Hollow Bones.

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The Wattle Island Book Club

Standing on the edge of the cliff, Grace Elliott turned her face to the sky.

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The Paper Palace

Things come from nowhere.

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The Garden of Hopes and Dreams

The ominous question came out of the blue.