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Have you ever missed your stop because you were so engrossed in what you were reading? (Uh huh!)
Us too. (That's a fact!)  So perhaps it comes as no surprise that there’s neurological research underway exploring the connection between that sensation of ‘getting lost in a book’, and the types of passages that induce this state. Now we may not be neuroscientists, but we know what it feels like to fall into a good book and miss your stop. Turns out we have missed quite a few along the way! So come and take a look at some of the top books that have got us missing our bus stops on any given day. 

THE MURDER OF ALLISON BADEN-CLAY pieces together the complex case of a mother of three murdered by her husband. Written by investigative journalist David Murray, this fascinating book weaves together exclusive interviews and police and court records to explain how a father with no criminal history came to be on trial for a haunting murder.

EDEN is the breath-taking new thriller from Candice Fox the author of HADES, winner of the Ned Kelly award for Best Debut Crime Novel and is our Book of the Month for December. 

We're all busy. We can all appreciate using a recipe that we know will cut down on time, expense and even dishes –especially over Christmas time. Curtis Stone's philosophy is cook, create, celebrate! We're often having people over and throwing BBQs during summer and over Christmas and this lamb and salad dish from WHAT'S FOR DINNER?: DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR A BUSY LIFE  is quick, easy and delicious!

We're all busy. We can all appreciate using a recipe that we know will cut down on time, expense and even dishes –especially over Christmas time. Curtis Stone's philosophy is cook, create, celebrate! One of our favourite recipes to cook over summer and use up the leftover seafood is this salad from WHAT'S FOR DINNER? : DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR A BUSY LIFE.

A feast for the eyes and the senses, FEAST is a must for every kitchen, in the tradition of Nigella's classic HOW TO EAT. It's food that celebrates life. Joyful meals to share with those you love, from big occasions to everyday pleasures. One particular big celebration is Christmas and we think Nigella's Christmas Cake recipe is one of the best.

Christmas is a time for family and friends, for tradition and treats. Let Nigella come to the rescue with her glorious celebration of the festive season, NIGELLA CHRISTMAS. Full of inspirational ideas, reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable Christmas recipes. This one puts a twist on the classic pavlova recipe and sure to be a family favourite!

This Yuletide, instead of sweltering over an oven, searing and steaming traditional dishes for Christmas dinner, why not explore these delightful alternatives? These fresh and fun recipes are both stunning and delicious and are sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Without further ado, here is our take on how to have a uniquely Antipodean Yuletide. Bon Appetite!

Find more fantastic recipes like this in Rick's new cookbook, FISH AND SHELLFISH. The definitive guide to preparing fish and shellfish, this book is the essential companion for any fish-lover's kitchen.

We can't get enough of Yotam Ottolenghi and his flavourful recipes. Shared Middle-Eastern foods and highlighting the humble vegetable, this aubergine recipe from JERUSALEM is one of our favourites