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Nov 21

Random Rave: Time and Time Again

by Phil Hosking on 21 November 2014

Ben Elton delivers Time and Time Again, a fantastic blend of historical fact and fiction.

Two of my greatest pleasures are thumbing through the pages of cookbooks and cooking for others. It is always a pleasure and a great way to share the calories around. With several friends and colleagues who are gluten intolerant wanting to bake food that everyone can share presents a challenge for me. To get a result that resembles my usual output is often impossible, my gluten free efforts are either too dry or too soggy.

I'd happily rank The Incarnations by Susan Barker as my ‘book of 2014’. It is a truly amazing story, a brilliant feat of imagination that had me reading into the small hours.

The Hot Pink Spice Saga makes us want to get on a plane to India immediately, and our talented foodie and photographer Julie Le Clerc is about to do just that...

Nov 12

Who is Alex Cross?

by Random House NZ on 12 November 2014

With the thrilling new chapter, Hope To Die, in bookstores now, we investigate just who James Patterson's famous Detective Alex Cross really is.

Sarah-Kate Lynch had no intention of ever going to India, let alone writing a book set there. But life had other plans. Here, she shares the inspiration for her new novel, Heavenly Hirani's School of Laughing Yoga.

Nov 7

Go Behind The Scenes

by Random House NZ on 7 November 2014

Whistleblowers, wikileaks, deep throat: the inside story is a brave new genre for anyone seeking the truth. In the media, in politics, in sport, the story behind the story is no longer a subplot, it's the main attraction and we're seeing the same in the book world.

Nov 7

Looking for a Quick Crime Fix?

by Random House NZ on 7 November 2014

Discover more about your favourite characters, or treat yourself to a quick crime fix, in these short stories from some of our bestselling authors. Find out why Will Trent has been assigned one of the worst jobs in the GBI at Atlanta’s airport and what Dr Temperance Brennan finds in Florida’s Everglades!

Truth may be stranger than fiction but sometimes it's better than your wildest dreams. Deliciously funny, honest and beyond romantic, SEVEN LETTERS FROM PARIS is the perfect feel-good gift for any woman with a heartbeat.

Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories from the formative years of the bestselling author of Whale Rider and Pounamu, Pounamu. He tells of his early life in rural and small town New Zealand, of family secrets, of facing anguish and challenges, and of laughter and love.