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We can't get enough of Yotam Ottolenghi and his flavourful recipes. Shared Middle-Eastern foods and highlighting the humble vegetable, Ottolenghi's latest cookbook PLENTY MORE kicks off where PLENTY left off. This tomato and pomegranate salad recipe from PLENTY MORE is bursting with flavour and is great side dish or light dinner.

Robyn Lawley is a self-confessed foodie – in addition to being an international supermodel for the likes of H & M and Ralph Lauren. ROBYN LAWLEY EATS is her first cookbook and has something for all levels of cooking experience and is an inspiration to girls who just love to eat. Robyn made this delicious summer salad on Better Homes and Gardens and it's become one of our favourites.

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 honour of Movember, we muse about some of the greatest moustaches in literature:

The release of James Patterson’s latest thriller, HOPE TO DIE is the mind blowing sequel to CROSS MY HEART! Before you immerse yourself in the latest case, brush up on all things Alex Cross, with a brief bio and overview of his previous five cases.

Beloved characters Raphael, Gardo and Rat will soon be on the big screen

Cheryl Akle, host of The Book Circle launches a new website Better Reading, to address the three barriers to reading: choice, price and time.  Find out which books she recommends for November.

Russell Brand wants YOU to join the Revolution. What would you do to change the world? 

Nov 5

Go Behind The Scenes

by Random House Australia on 5 November 2014

Whistleblowers, wikileaks, deep throat: the inside story is a brave new genre for anyone seeking the truth. In the media, in politics, in sport, the story behind the story is no longer a subplot, it's the main attraction and we're seeing the same in the book world.

With spring in the air and just the faintest hint of tinsel around the corner, we’re beginning to see the silly season approaching. And with the arrival of the summer sun, isn’t it time to plan that end of year getaway? But if you’re stuck for time or lacking motivation, why not gain some literary inspiration?