Maisy and Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins is one of today´s most acclaimed author-illustrators of children´s books. Her unique titles fascinate babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines, and vivid colors. The engaging adventures of characters such as Maisy reflect the familiar experiences that young children have every day.  Maisy does things that children all over the world do, L... Read more

by | August 31, 2010

Life by Keith Richards (with an excerpt)

“People say ‘why don’t you give it up?’ I don’t think they quite understand. I’m not doing it just for the money, or for you. I’m doing it for me.” — Keith Richards From the US publisher of LIFE: Dear friends, The opportunity to publish an autobiography as enthralling as that of Keith Richards comes once in a lifetime—if you’re lucky! And lu... Read more

by | August 26, 2010

A Belated Happy Birthday to P.D. James!

P.D. James recently turned ninety! Asked whether there would be another Dalgliesh novel, PD James answered, ‘I’m not sure yet. Life has been so busy I have only done 10,000 words in six months. I don’t want the standard to drop and I don’t want a reviewer to be saying: “It’s a remarkable book, for a 91 year-old.” And I don’t want them to say: R... Read more

by | August 25, 2010

Catherine Harris, author of Like Being a Wife, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks Catherine Harris author of Like Being a Wife Ten Terrifying Questions ———————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Sydney, formally educated in Melbourne, hair-raised but far from cultivated. 2. What did yo... Read more

by | August 24, 2010

I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington

“Brilliant, original, heart-breaking. I couldn’t put it down.” Mia Freedman Who is left behind when a family falls apart? It was four o’clock in the morning. A young woman pushed through the hospital doors. Staff would later say they thought the woman was a new mother, returning to her child – and in a way, she was. She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl la... Read more

by | August 23, 2010