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Every now and then you find a book so completely captivating it takes you to your happy place. Cheryl Adnams, author of CHASING THE FLAMES, shares with us her five romance books to transport you. 

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.

SIMPLY NIGELLA: FOOD TO NOURISH BODY & SOUL, an inspirational and practical cookbook from one of the nation’s bestselling cookery writers, Nigella Lawson, will be published in Spring 2015.

Sep 25

Kathy Reichs on the Case

by Random House Australia on 25 September 2014

If you haven’t read any (or you’ve only read a few) Kathy Reichs books from her thrilling series based on forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan, we have put together the ultimate case file to help get you on track.

CHASING THE FLAMES by Cheryl Adnams is the latest sizzling read in our Random Romance series. 

They stop the most brutal psychopaths, serial killers, rapists and just plain bad guys while we go about our everyday lives. Who is your favourite hero?

Moving, unforgettable and guaranteed to change the way you think about dying, how one lives with regret and of course, love . . . THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY is the parallel story to the bestselling book THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY and our Book of the Month.

Sep 24


by Random House Australia on 24 September 2014

MY STORY is Julia Gillard’s account of her time as Australia’s first female prime minister.

It’s been a while . . . and now it’s time to tell MY STORY.

We are pleased to announce more wonderful news for our Penguin Random House authors from this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.