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THE KING OF THE ROAD by Nigel Bartlett is a compelling story that is almost impossible to stop reading – a hero's journey, of sorts, with a momentum that is breathtaking even while the subject matter is confronting. THE KING OF THE ROAD is a great choice for any book club.

ARKIE’S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING is a delightfully funny and inspiring novel about a very modern pilgrimage, and one woman's chance to rediscover what she's lost. Here’s our Q&A with the author of ARKIE’S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING, Lisa Walker, and don’t forget to check out our Reading Group Questions too!

February is the month of love and if all the heart shaped candy and constant questioning of what you’re doing on Valentine’s Day has left you feeling a little weary about love, we have the best books to get you back brimming with affection, all chosen by the Random House team.

The 2015 Adelaide Writers’ Week is dedicated to Robert Dessaix. Festival Director, Laura Kroetsch, said she was 'thrilled because Dessaix is the first non-fiction writer to receive the honour.'

Lots of us at Random House are enthusiastic readers of crime and thriller novels. After getting back from the holidays we were swapping tips about what to take to the beach this summer and it occurred to us to ask some of our favourite authors what they’re loving at the moment. Here’s what they told us!

Take the James Patterson Masterclass with our overview of his most thrilling crime series' - Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and Private

This year has already started off with a bang with the release of James Patterson’s PRIVATE VEGAS and Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli and Isles thriller DIE AGAIN, but the rest of 2015 has many more fantastic books in store. The following six books are some favourites we couldn’t wait to share with you.

For Australia Day this year, we’ve listed 14 Books about Australian men and women who have made significant contributions or changes to the nation.

An indulgent breakfast; the perfect morning tea; an after lunch snack; the most delectable dessert –Lamingtons are perfect for every occasion and we have web exclusive recipe from Merle Parrish's book, MERLE'S KITCHEN!

Over the coming weeks Lisa Walker will be stopping by a number of fantastic Australian book blogs to talk about her book ARKIE'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING