Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Text Publishing- you could win a prize pack worth over $700!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Text Publishing and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $700!!!

Just buy any title in Text Publishing’s Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

‘We’ve got something to celebrate,’ Rosie said.

I am not fond of surprises, especially if they disrupt plans already in place. I assumed that she had achieved some important milestone with her thesis. Or perhaps she had been offered a place in the psychiatry-training programme. This would be extremely good news, and I estimated the probability of sex at greater than 80%.

‘We’re pregnant,’ she said.

The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies sold in over forty countries around the world. Now Graeme Simsion returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching while Rosie completes her second year at Columbia Medical School. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant.

In true Tillman style, Don instantly becomes an expert on all things obstetric. But in between immersing himself in a new research study on parenting and implementing the Standardised Meal System (pregnancy version), Don’s old weaknesses resurface. And while he strives to get the technicalities right, he gets the emotions all wrong, and risks losing Rosie when she needs him most.

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious romantic comedy of the year.

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Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Thames & Hudson- you could win a prize pack worth $700!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Thames & Hudson and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $700!!!

Just buy any title in Thames & Hudson’s Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

The Forever House

by Cameron Bruhn, Katelin Butler

Imagine a home designed and built especially for your family to grow, evolve and create memories in over a lifetime.

The Forever House celebrates 23 such dwellings through the intimate stories of the families and architects who created them.

Featuring the Seidler house in Sydney and an introduction from Peggy Seidler for the 60’s section, The Forever House covers the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with an essay introducing each section.

These are homes, still lived in today by the families that had them commissioned.

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Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and The Five Mile Press- you could win a prize pack worth $999!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and The Five Mile Press and you could win this amazing prize pack worth $999!!

Just buy any title in The Five Mile Press Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

Little Elliot, Big City

by Mike Curato

Amid the hustle and bustle, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life in the big city. Little Elliot faces a unique set of challenges in his daily life.

But he doesn’t mind! There are too many wonderful things to enjoy. Whether meeting that special friend who lifts him to new heights, or finally getting that long-awaited cupcake, it’s the little things that count in this sweet story.

This message will resonate with every reader, little or big.

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Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Murdoch Books- you could win a prize pack worth over $800!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Murdoch Books and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $800!!!

Just buy any title in Murdoch Books’ Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

Sepia

by Martin Benn

Sepia, is quite simply, one long, exquisite, “wow” moment.’ – John Lethlean, Weekend Australian Magazine

Renowned chef Martin Benn takes the reader on a culinary journey through 60 of his exciting dishes. Based around four degustation menus, the book highlights the technical mastery and sheer beauty of Martin’s food, with its deep connections to Japanese cuisine and flavours and its focus on texture and contrast. Included is the recipe for Martin’s incredibly intricate, exquisite Chocolate Forest Floor. Text, design and photography combine to recreate the atmosphere and the sophisticated, art deco feel of his Sydney restaurant, Sepia.

Interspersed among the menus are narrative features exploring the workings of the restaurant, and the stories of its staff and clientele, while location photography captures a sense of old-fashioned, cosmopolitan glamour.

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BOOKTOBERFEST GUEST BLOG: Reading Fiction by Fiona McIntosh, author of Nightingale

auteurs-fiona-mcintoshI realised with shame that I’d not read any fiction for so long that I was losing touch with other people’s storytelling.  I was so immersed in my two novels per year, my research/travels, masterclasses, book tours, festivals and just as importantly, my family, that reading for the pure joy of entertainment had been ignored.  I do read towers of books for research and I love it, but it’s not the same rush of adrenaline as fiction provides.

So from mid 2014 I made my pact.  Since then I’ve devoured a dozen or more novels, which is good going for me on my hectic schedule.  And I am amazed, gobsmacked, beyond thrilled at the escape I have found in the pages of everything from current blockbusters to all those must-reads that slipped me by.  I am ticking them off and in a state of appalled pleasure that I nearly didn’t do this.

I have rediscovered surrender to and abandonment in a story where I’m not thinking about showing/telling, succinct sentences or character development.  I’m just getting lost with a cast and its conflicts. I want to remind anyone else who may be allowing themselves to be too distracted to pick up a book.

There is nothing more personal, intimate and drama laden … or more enjoyable than a book you feel like reading, with a pot of tea/coffee, a plate of chocolates nearby and silence.  It’s the ultimate treat – spoil yourself.


Fiona McIntosh’s Nightingale is a featured title in Penguin’s Booktoberfest Showcase, click here for more details

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nightingaleNightingale

by Fiona McIntosh

‘Love comes out of nowhere for most of us, when we least expect it . . . this young man has flown into your heart and made a nest.’

Amidst the carnage of Gallipoli, British nurse Claire Nightingale meets Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren. Despite all odds, they fall deeply in love. Their flame burns bright and carries them through their darkest hours, even when war tears them apart.

Jamie’s chance meeting with Turkish soldier Açar Shahin on the blood-stained battlefield forges an unforgettable bond between the men. It also leaves a precious clue to Jamie’s whereabouts for Claire to follow.

Come peacetime, Claire’s desperate search to find Jamie takes her all the way to Istanbul, and deep into the heart of Açar’s family, where she attracts the unexpected attention of a charismatic and brooding scholar.

In the name of forgiveness, cultures come together, enemies embrace and forbidden passions ignite – but by the breathtaking conclusion, who will be left standing to capture Nurse Nightingale’s heart?

A heart-soaring novel of heartbreak and heroism, love and longing by a powerhouse Australian storyteller.

Fiona McIntosh’s Nightingale is a featured title in Penguin’s Booktoberfest Showcase, click here for more details

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Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Harlequin- you could win a prize pack worth over $500!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Harlequin and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $500!!!

Just buy any title in Harlequin’s Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

The Brewer’s Tale

by Karen Brooks

It had been Mother’s secret and mine, one passed down through the de Winter women for generations. I would ensure it was kept that way, until I was ready to pass it on. When Anneke Sheldrake is forced to find a way to support her family after her father is lost at sea, she turns to the business by which her mother’s family once prospered: brewing ale.

Armed with her Dutch mother’s recipes and a belief that anything would be better than the life her vindictive cousin has offered her, she makes a deal with her father’s aristocratic employer: Anneke has six months to succeed or not only will she lose the house but her family as well. Through her enterprise and determination, she inadvertently earns herself a deadly enemy.

Threatened and held in contempt by those she once called friends, Anneke nonetheless thrives. But on the tail of success, tragedy follows and those closest to her pay the greatest price for her daring. Ashamed, grieving, and bearing a terrible secret, Anneke flees to London, determined to forge her own destiny. Will she be able to escape her past, and those whose only desire is to see her fail? A compelling insight into the brewer’s craft, the strength of women, and the myriad forms love can take.

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Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Pan Macmillan- you could win a prize pack worth over $700!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Pan Macmillan and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $700!!!

Just buy any title in Pan Macmillan’s Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!

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Our Top Pick

The Great Zoo of China

by Matthew Reilly

Order The Great Zoo of China before November 30th and go in the draw to win a signed Matthew Reilly book collection!

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It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years.

They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.

Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane ‘CJ’ Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles.

The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong…

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