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The classic Anzac biscuit is the most famous of New Zealand’s own biscuits, named after the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought at Gallipoli in World War I.
by Random House NZ on 20 April 2015
James Patterson is well known for his much loved series such as Alex Cross, The Women’s Murder Club, Middle School and Maximum Ride to name just a few but how many of his ‘standalone’ books have you read? We recommend the following five standalone books by James Patterson and his co-authors.
Jess Daniell is the hip new home-cook behind My Underground Kitchen: More than 80 Mouthwatering Recipes for Home Cooks. Taste her amazing Grilled Salmon, Mint Lychee Salad recipe here.
by Chelsea Winter on 17 April 2015
Everyone loves a smoothie and the Bananaberry Breakfast Smoothie from Chelsea Winter’s Everyday Delicious tastes amazing. Whizz it up and have it for breakfast or freeze it in a drink bottle for the kids to have at school.
From the creator of the bestselling Harry Hole series, comes BLOOD ON SNOW, by Jo Nesbo. Could this be the start of another great series? Get a head start and read the first chapter of BLOOD ON SNOW.
by Andy Long on 9 April 2015
In the realms of fantasy stories, turning the traditional beast into a beauty one can emote with is a long trodden path. From vampires to wizards, werewolves to aliens. Making the beast beautiful is now a common sight in books and films, so why not dragons? Enter Rachel Hartman's Shadow Scale...
by Random House NZ on 8 April 2015
This September Penguin Random House will be publishing THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Paula Hawkins' new novel has already reached #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers lists. If you're in a Book Club, read The Girl on the Train and challenge yourself to these questions.
Come hither food lovers! I have been dying to share news of this cookbook with you for months. Jess Daniell's My Underground Kitchen has become my obsession.
by Random House NZ on 2 April 2015
Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head.