Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, 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 Singapore but raised and schooled in marvellous Melbourne, Australia. I speak a kind of terrible, pidgin Mandarin Chinese around my rel... Read more

by | November 30, 2010

MADMEN – The Illustrated World

MADMEN – The Illustrated World is a full-colour, fully illustrated guide explores a number of topics related to the hit show Mad Men, including 1960s office culture, the cocktail craze, such icons as Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, bedroom shenanigans, the suburban lifestyle, fabulous fashion and much more. As swingin’ as the 1960s-an officially licensed tie-in to the wildly popu... Read more

by | November 25, 2010

Tamara Drew is a film of the graphic novel which was the compilation of the Guardian serial which was loosely based upon the great work of Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd. Got that?

I shouldn’t mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband. Thomas Hardy – Far from the Madding Crowd Tamara Drewe is a brilliant graphic novel inspired by Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd by Posy Simmonds the author of the widely acclaimed Gemma Bovery Tamara Drewe has transformed herself. Plastic surgery, a different wardrobe, a smouldering loo... Read more

by | November 25, 2010

The Official Australian Open Book: Australia’s Greatest Global Sporting Event

THE OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN OPEN BOOK + TICKETS TO THE TENNIS Sound good? As an exclusive offer to Booktopia customers, all buyers of The Official Australian Open Book will be in the running to receive one of three double passes to this iconic event. Please note that transport to Melbourne is not included. (for those Sydneysiders who have not heard of Melbourne click here to see a map) We have tick... Read more

by | November 25, 2010

Traci Harding, author of the Triad of Being trilogy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks Traci Harding author of the Triad of Being trilogy, the Ancient Future trilogy, the Celestial Triad and the Mystique Trilogy 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 at Ryde hospital and raised in Carlingford, Sydne... Read more

by | November 24, 2010

Howl: A Graphic Novel. Allen Ginsberg’s poem illustrated by Eric Drooker

You’d think one group of writers, The Beats, would escape being revitalised by the addition of paranormal paraphernalia – if you added zombies to On the Road or Naked Lunch, who would notice, right? But the genius of modern publishing has managed to evoke the malaise of the day on the cover of an illustrated edition of Howl. Is that a werewolf on the roof? Sure looks like one. IR... Read more

by | November 22, 2010

A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth. Now a film starring George Clooney: The American

A haunting psychological suspense novel, now re-released to tie in to the major new film starring George Clooney The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla – Mr. Butterfly. He is a discreet gentleman who spends his time quietly painting rare butterflies. He has few friends and is constantly on the move. But as inconspicuous as Farfalla tries to make himself,... Read more

by | November 19, 2010

Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth is now a film: The Eagle

Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles This is one of the first books I was made (forced) to read at school. Of all the books I was made to read, this and The Catcher in the Rye, were the only two I enjoyed. The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers are recognized as being three of the best novels about Roman Britain written for children. Written by Rosemary Sutcliff, one the mos... Read more

by | November 19, 2010

Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr and Louise L. Hay, Wayne W. Dyer, Deepak Chopra and many more

In Treasure Yourself, international supermodel Miranda Kerr offers her own view on how her generation and those following can achieve greater health and happiness. Miranda believes that one of the most powerful tools to facilitate change is positive affirmation and she has collected over 100 affirmations from some of the world’s most inspirational authors including Louise L. Hay, Wayne W.... Read more

by | November 18, 2010