Five Vintage Classics You Simply Must Read Even Though They Aren’t On Your List

Let me add a few more books to your “I Must One Day Get Around To Reading Those Books Everyone Keeps Telling Me I Must One Day Get Around To Reading’ list. I just can’t help myself. I love to encourage people to read the classics. And the Vintage Classics range is so beautiful and now so affordable I find I return again and again to this wonderful, all encompassing range. But ... Read more

by | February 29, 2012

Blogging and Tweeting without Getting Sued : A global guide to the law for anyone writing online by Mark Pearson

What you post on a blog or tweet to your followers can get you arrested or cost you a lot of money in legal battles. This practical guide shows you how to stay out of trouble when you write online. Every time you blog or tweet you may be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued in your own country, or arrested i... Read more

by | February 28, 2012

The Australian Moment : How We Were Made for These Times by George Megalogenis

There’s no better place to be during economic turbulence than Australia. Brilliant in a bust, we’ve learnt to use our brains in a boom. Although the Great Recession continues to rumble around the globe, we successfully negotiated the Asian financial crisis, the dotcom tech wreck and the GFC. Despite a lingering inability to acknowledge our achievements at home, the rest of the world... Read more

by | February 28, 2012

Parker Bilal, author of The Golden Scales, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Parker Bilal aka Jamal Mahjoub author of  The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery 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 London and raised in Khartoum, Sudan. Later I attended college in Engla... Read more

by | February 28, 2012

Zoë Foster, author of The Younger Man, Amazing Face, Playing the Field and Air Kisses, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Zoë Foster author of The Younger Man, Amazing Face, Textbook Romance, Playing the Field and Air Kisses 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 raised in Bundanoon, which, unlike Wagga Wagga, isn’t ev... Read more

by | February 27, 2012

Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka (Guest Reviewer: Booktopia’s Sarah McDuling)

In her fourth novel, Various Pets Alive & Dead, Marina Lewycka employs her customary brand of keen wit and farcical comedy to explore the ever-present, ever widening gap that separates one generation from the next. Switching scenes between Doncaster and London, this is a refreshingly original and absurdly funny commentary on modern values told with a delicious combination of irony and dark ... Read more

by | February 27, 2012

David Gillespie, author of Big Fat Lies and Sweet Poison, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks David Gillespie author of Big Fat Lies: How the Diet Industry is Making you Sick, Fat and Poor , Sweet Poison and The Sweet Poison Quit Plan 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 and raised i... Read more

by | February 27, 2012

Kay Schubach, author of Perfect Stranger, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Kay Schubach author of Perfect Stranger Ten Terrifying Questions  ————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? · Born in Melbourne, Australia. Local high school then Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Media St... Read more

by | February 25, 2012

Wendy James, author of The Mistake, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Wendy James author of The Mistake, Why She Loves Him, Where Have You Been? 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 and spent the first few years of my life in Manly. When I was... Read more

by | February 25, 2012

Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of The House on Willow Street, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Cathy Kelly bestselling author of The House on Willow Street, Homecoming, Once in a Lifetime, Lessons in Heartbreak and many more… Six Sharp Questions ———————————– 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? The House on Willow Street is about how the ... Read more

by | February 24, 2012