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Apr 26

Memories of Baking with Mum

by Allyson Gofton on 26 April 2016

`A house is beautiful not because of its walls, but because of its cakes’. Allyson Gofton reflects on baking with her mother and influence that this simple pleasure had on her career as a food writer.

To celebrate Mother's Day and all mums around the world we have put together our list of the Best Mums in Literature.

As Mother's Day approaches, we've picked the Top 5 Worst Mums in Literature.

It’s a well-known that many modern and common turns of phrase came from William Shakespeare. From ‘bated breath; to ‘green-eyed monster’, to ‘in a pickle’. It seems as if The Bard has seeped into every nook and cranny of the English language. While no other single source is likely to influence the English language as much as William Shakespeare, many authors of fiction have managed to unwittingly alter or add to the modern day lexicon.

A collection of ten fascinating books which examine the conflicts that New Zealand has participated in and the true cost of war to Aoetearoa.

While there are hundreds of inspirational mother figures in literature, there are many more amazing mums out there in the real world. This Mother's Day we wanted to celebrate these often unsung heroes in the best way we know how – a book. But not just any book, a book written by you!

Imagine it's Mother's Day and you really want to prepare her something special – try one of these three easy recipes and wow her with wonderful flavours from some of our best cooks. Whether she likes savoury, sweet or just needs to be spoiled, we've got you covered.

This year, say 'thanks Mum' with a gorgeous and fascinating new book. From the best cookbooks to the most gripping crime, stories that will take you away and steamy romance that will steal your breath, we've got your presents covered with our brilliant range of books in stores in time for Mother's Day.

On 12 August 2016 Penguin Random House is releasing a collection of five of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved books with covers designed by iconic fashion designers from Britain and Ireland. This is part of our year-long celebration of Beatrix Potter on the 150th anniversary of her birth.

Deborah Rodriguez, author of RETURN TO THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL and THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, answers our burning questions.