In Sydney 1828, all is not well. The young British colonial settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders. This darkly humorous and spine-tingling thriller covers all the bases of a good read.
Ernest Hemmingway must have been hell to live with. This fictional account of his first marriage to the unassuming Hadley Richardson in the 1920s is based on fact. But I loved this book so much, I wanted to jump on the next plane to France.
The West Australian’s travel editor Stephen Scourfield brings together some of his most fascinating journeys and encounters in the book Travel Etcetera.
This hilarious book is a father and son road trip adventure from Melbourne to London, overland in a four-wheel drive.
American writer Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel, The Windup Girl, is both a heart-stopping dystopian thriller and a razor-sharp vision of our near future.
The Countesses of Castello is a slim volume, so easy to pack into your bag, that packs a punch, with its lilting, fluid language and entrancing images of its characters’ intrigues in a small Italian town.