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How do you start again after losing everything? Anna Walsh had a dream life . . . so why did she decide to tear it all down? At forty-eight, with no partner, no job, and no direction, she needs a new challenge to help her fall back in love with life.

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From bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo

Historical fiction meets fantasy in this new captivating read set in Madrid during the Inquisition. Luzia is a scullion who uses scraps of magic to get through her daily tasks. But when her scheming mistress discovers her talent, Luzia is thrown into a world of power-hungry nobility, desperate kings, holy men and seers.

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Mindset, motivation and creating your dream life

Entrepreneur and creator Tammy Hembrow has experienced her share of ups and downs. But through it all, her positive mindset has kept her moving forward to create a life she adores. Look inside her multi-million dollar businesses, family life and fitness routines to help inspire your own story.

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An epic romantic adventure inspired by true ANZAC heroes

Based on the true story of the author’s grandfather’s wartime experiences in Gallipoli, the book explores the bond between soldiers and brothers fighting in war and a love with the power to tear them apart.

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Stories of love and triumph

The Rivertown Vet is a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance about a woman determined to save native animals. The Sweet Blue Distance follows a nurse in 1850s New Mexico set on saving a young girl.

An urgent investigation into the collapse in young mental health

Jonathan Haidt has spent his career speaking truth and wisdom in some of the most difficult spaces. This new book explores how, between 2010 and 2015, childhood and adolescence got rewired with the rise of the smartphone. Highlighting the ways that technology overshadowed play-based childhood, he draws a link between phones and increased mental distress.

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Marco’s always done the right thing, but now it’s time for wrong answers only

Marco should be at university studying biomedicine. Instead, he’s been sent to live on a cruise ship with his estranged uncle. This fun, fast-paced YA novel charts his course as he stops worrying about being picture-perfect and learns what it’s like to get things wrong every now and then.

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Robin Sharma is redefining wealth and success

This book offers a completely life-changing philosophy for enjoying an honestly rich life. Legendary personal growth expert, Robin Sharma, has transformed his clients who include billionaires, professional athletes and politicians.

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A new Tea Ladies mystery

Hazel, Betty, Irene and Merl are back in hot water. With trouble brewing within the walls of Empire Fashionwear, and outside in Sydney’s rag-tag trade district, they’ll be forced to take action . . . before it’s too late.

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Explore the depths of our natural world

'Teeming with mysteries, wonders and heartbreaking facts, this beautiful, lucid hymn to the sea is a reminder of what we still have, what we stand to lose, and why we must never stop fighting to save our home.' – Tim Winton

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A guide to Marian Keyes

Want to read Marian Keyes’s books but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this run-down on the bestselling author and her many wonderful works.

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The best books to read with your book club in autumn 2024

These are the Penguin Random House books that over 80,000 book clubs voted as the best group reads this month.

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8 tips for aspiring authors from Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman shares his top tips for writers ahead of his new book, Tweet.

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What are writers' festivals like? A book publisher shares

Go behind the scenes at Adelaide Writers' Week with publisher Meredith Curnow.

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An Inheritance Games series explainer

Learn about the Inheritance Games series, how the books relate to each other and the correct order in which to read them.

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Meet the characters from The Tea Ladies

Meet the tea ladies from Amanda Hampson’s Tea Ladies series.

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The series adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow is almost here!

Eight years after the book was first published, fans of A Gentleman in Moscow will finally be able to see Count Rostov on screen.

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Generate a husband

Generate a husband in honour of Holly Gramazio’s debut novel, The Husbands.

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2024 ABIAs shortlist announced

Check out the Penguin Random House books that have been shortlisted for the ABIAs in 2024. The winners will be announced on 9 May 2024.

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Generate a husband

Generate a husband in honour of Holly Gramazio’s debut novel, The Husbands.

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What I Would Do to You book club questions

A stunning, thought-provoking debut to read with your book club.

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Georgia Harper says she ‘ruined her mum’s fantasy’

Find out why Georgia Harper’s writing routine ruined her mum’s idyllic vision of a writerly life. Plus, learn about her love for Anne Rice and her unlucky skill for attracting strangers’ stories.

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Fun Fact: Sarah-Jane Collins wrote much of her debut novel in a bar

Sarah-Jane Collins shares how her background as a reporter inspired her to write her debut novel, Radiant Heat.

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Ferdia Lennon shares the Plutarch passage that inspired Glorious Exploits

Plus, find out why he taught himself to memorise an entire deck of cards while researching for the novel.

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How drama school inspired Chris MacDonald to write The Actor

Plus, learn about which fictional character he’d like to dine with and the musician he always turns to when singing karaoke.

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Jessica Bull shares how she entered Jane Austen’s world while writing her debut novel

She took up a few new hobbies, including horseback riding, sewing and Georgian dance.

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Lottie Hazell shares how she came up with the idea for Piglet

Plus, the cosy fictional world she’d most like to live in.

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An interview with Ela Lee about her debut novel, Jaded

We caught up with debut author Ela Lee to learn about how she made time for writing while working full-time, her ‘big break’ into publishing and more.

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Gareth Brown shares how a yearning to travel inspired The Book of Doors

Plus find out why he’d choose to live in Middle Earth and main difference between him and Hugh Jackman.

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How the characters from Abbey Lay’s Lead Us Not came to her in an imagined conversation

The debut author also shares the fictional character she’d most like to meet and why she loved Lemony Snicket’s writing as a child.

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Debut authors share what surprised them most about the publishing process

The Fresh Voices of 2023 look back on what they found most surprising when publishing their debut novels.

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Debut authors share their best tips for aspiring authors

The Fresh Voices of 2023 share their advice with fellow writers. Whether you’re aspiring to get your book published or looking for writing tips, these words of wisdom will help.

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The rare success of one author's open submission

An author and editor share the unique publication story of Amy Doak's debut novel, Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

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The Secrets of the Huon Wren book club questions

A deeply moving novel to read with your book club.

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How a dream inspired Jessica Yu's debut novel

We caught up with Jessica Yu to learn more about her writing routine and the shortlist award that helped launch her career.

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Jessica Seaborn on inspiration, observation and navigating the publishing process

Debut author Jessica Seaborn shares a few things that helped her get her debut novel, Perfect-ish, published.

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Claire van Ryn shares her unique 3-step writing process

Plus, find out what inspired Claire's first novel and how her previous work experience helped her write The Secrets of the Huon Wren.

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How fanfic inspired sydney khoo to become an author

We chatted with sydney khoo about writing routines, fanfic, and how the Write It fellowship lead to their first book deal and debut novel, The Spider and Her Demons.

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How a Doctorate of Arts led Annette Higgs to her debut novel

The 2022 Penguin Literary Prize winner shares her unique method of writing On a Bright Hillside in Paradise.

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Breanne Mc Ivor shines light on the unique process of writing her debut novel

Find out how she was inspired by her experience as a makeup artist and woman living in modern Trinidad.

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The Days Toppled Over book club questions

An exploration of mental health and family to read with your book club.

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C.E. McGill shares the moment they realised they wanted to be an author

Plus find out how they turned a university project into a debut novel.

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