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The Elf on the Shelf returns down under

elf on the shelf

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is returning to Australia to capture the hearts of many more Australian families this Christmas following a successful 2016.

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Coffee yoghurt with nut sprinkle

coffee yoghurt

The latest cookbook from the CSIRO is filled with glorious pages of low-carb recipes – Life-changing new research for losing weight and improving health from Australia’s most trusted science organisation. This coffee yoghurt treat would be perfect for breakfast or as easily served after dinner. Enjoy!

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Our autumn coffee table book club reading list…

book club

Is there any better feeling than ticking off your to-do list, grabbing a glass of wine and sitting back with a gorgeous book? The coffee table is where your books with the eye-catching covers, intriguing stories and styling tips are on display, so grab a read, sit back and relax…read all our latest autumn coffee

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A Rock & Roll Writers Festival brings a much-needed spark to Australia’s literary scene

rock and roll

You could be forgiven for thinking that the last thing Australia’s cultural arena needs is another bloody writers festival. Today’s big city festivals and their regional counterparts use the same formats, are expensive, predictable, safe and reek of easy privilege. It’s a space that has required reinvigoration for some time. Enter A Rock & Roll

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Fifty shades of erotica: how sex in literature went mainstream

fifty shades

E L James’s Fifty Shades trilogy is a bona fide publishing, and now film, sensation. Along with e-reading devices, it has been the single most important contributor to the mainstreaming of erotic literature. The sheer number of parodies, both straight and gay, lend further evidence to the influence of the novels in pop culture. Whatever

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Book extract: Scoundrel Days by Brentley Frazer

Brentley Frazer

In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer poetically tells the story of his youth – wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry, drugs and violence, sex and alcohol; and his ensuing rejection of religion, authority and the ‘way things are’ leads to adventures, desperation and,

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Mother’s Day gift – a book subscription!

mother's day

Mother’s Day – Being a mum is one of the most rewarding things in the world. But speak to just about any mum and they’ll tell you there’s one thing, above all else, they don’t have enough of – and that’s time. Not flowers or chocolates or the traditional Mother’s Day gifts, but time. Many

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Win: Book – have you planned your heart attack?

heart attack

According to the Australian Heart Foundation, 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack each year. But what if we were able to put in place preventative measures that may avert a problem? Written by cardiologist Dr Warrick Bishop, Have You Planned Your Heart Attack (RRP$34.99) provides readers with an easy to understand, research-driven and proactive approach

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Book review: A Beekeeper’s Year by Janet Luke

A Beekeeper's Year

A Beekeeper’s Year: a practical guide to caring for bees and beehives is a beautiful book writes Kate Wall for Garden Drum. The front cover picture made me want to read this book, and the photography throughout was beautiful, engaging and very helpful. I am not a bee keeper, nor do I really intend to be although I

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Greek Cafes and Milk Bars – Book Release

greek cafes of australia

In an Australia many still remember, in each suburb and every country town, was the Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, 7 days a week. Greek cafés and milk bars in Australia were a ‘Trojan Horse’ for the Americanisation of the eating, social and cultural habits of Australians from the very start

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