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Some books become classics immediately. They are read, passed on and loved by generations of readers. Here are a few of our favourites that have become instant classics.

We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be publishing THE NOPI COOKBOOK by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully in September 2015.

We are delighted to reveal the cover for GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee to be published 14 July 2015.

There are many great Australian crime writers around but here are just a few favourites we recommend you check out these holidays.

The Scandinavians seem to have an uncanny knack for producing some fantastic crime thrillers, but there are so many to choose from it’s almost impossible to know where to start. So here is a list of our top five favourite Scandinavian crime books. 

IN WILDERNESS by Diane Thomas is a suspenseful, intensely erotic and unflinching, this spine-chilling love story will haunt you long after the last page. Grab a copy of the book and then take a look at the reading group questions.

CRACKING THE CODE is the story of a father's search to find a diagnosis, and ultimately a cure, for his son's mystery disease. Read Sally Damiani's touching thank you letter to her husband Stephen for everything he has done for his family and their son Massimo.

MEET . . . DOUGLAS MAWSON author Mike Dumbleton answers the question everyone's hungry to know the answer to.

We’ve hand-picked the following eight crime books on two criteria: not only are they among our all-time favourite crime novels, each book is the first in a series. From action-packed thrillers to forensic investigations, these books will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Writing a book is no mean feat in itself. Now imagine writing a book when your day job is running a farm and your closest bookshop is 200km away. Getting published when you live rurally has its challenges, but here, four great Australian authors share their best tips for rural writing.