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by R.A. Spratt on 11 December 2013
Christmas can be a very painful time of year, with so many overcooked vegetables, gift-wrapped underwear and unpleasant slobbery kisses from aunts you don’t like. This is why I decided to write (or rather, dictate to my hapless biographer R.A. Spratt) this blog. These are not survival tips for to Christmas. This is a guide to conquering the Yuletide season! That's right, it is time to take a stand.
The Random House team collectively read a lot of books throughout the year. And we mean a lot! This is one of the perks of working in publishing and while we get to read many good books, it’s still thrilling when we come across a book that really sticks with us. We’d like to recommend the following 10 books to you, our readers, as the books that kept us up all night. They are our very own hand-picked must-reads of 2013.
For many of us, holidays mean a chance to catch up on our reading. But for kids who are reluctant readers or live in households with hardly any books, the long summer break often results in reading levels sliding backwards sometimes by as much as a whole school term.
Emily Rose Brott, mother of four, felt she was always saying, ‘No, you can't eat that!' to her children, so she discovered a new and healthy way of cooking without using added sugar, white flour or butter. Packed with helpful hints, Emily's cookbook, HEALTHY HOME COOKING FOR KIDS, allows children to enjoy all their favourite foods. She shares with us one of her favourite recipes . . .
by Random House Australia on 5 December 2013
A story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household . . . if you've read and loved LONGBOURN, take a look at our Reading Group Questions – perfect for your next bookclub.
Introduction the Random Ten! Here are ten titles, in different genres, from our 2014 publishing programme which have been bookmarked for special attention.
Bon vivant Babe Scott – otherwise known as THE LAZY HOSTESS – wants to introduce all you domestically challenged divas to the world of no-fuss, come-hither hospitality. She will show you how to seamlessly throw together stress-free soirées in her book, THE LAZY HOSTESS and today she shares with us easy ways to perfect your party popcorn!
How did you go with the Tom Keneally Crossword? Take a look at the answers.