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David Goodwin’s Servo, read the first pages

David Goodwin’s Servo, read the first pages

DAVID GOODWIN survived weekend graveyards in servos for several interminable years: way too long to stay anything ...
Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? – Read an extract

Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? – Read an extract

She’s loved by all who meet her. But someone wants her gone . . . Read an extract from Has Anyone Seen Charlotte ...
Take a Discovery Tour of the Hidden Pockets in Kyoto

Take a Discovery Tour of the Hidden Pockets in Kyoto

In Kyoto you’ll find more than 2000 ancient temples and shrines, and  beautiful gardens and traditional buildings ...
Brydie Lee-Kennedy on her new novel, Go Lightly

Brydie Lee-Kennedy on her new novel, Go Lightly

BRYDIE LEE-KENNEDY is an Australian author and screenwriter. Her debut novel Go Lightly is a funny and warm ...
Romance Reading Revival – Love is in the Air

Romance Reading Revival – Love is in the Air

Love stories have an enduring effect on book lovers. Romantic literature traces its origins to ancient ...
Death As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Death As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Dip into the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal, from Spanish ...
Vintage Crochet – Try this timeless hot-water bottle cover

Vintage Crochet – Try this timeless hot-water bottle cover

People of the past knew the magic of a handmade garment – the uniqueness, the custom fit, the time and care taken ...
10 TOP ROMANCE BOOK PICKS

10 TOP ROMANCE BOOK PICKS

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Nam Le’s 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

Nam Le’s 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

Fifteen years after his bestselling, award-winning collection of stories The Boat, NAME LE returns to his great ...
Rachael Johns tells us about ‘The Other Bridget’

Rachael Johns tells us about ‘The Other Bridget’

RACHAEL JOHNS is a leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues. Her book The ...
The Creative First Aid of Caitlin Marshall & Lizzie Rose

The Creative First Aid of Caitlin Marshall & Lizzie Rose

Caitlin Marshall and Lizzie Rose are the founders of MakeShift, an award-winning agency that provides ...
Tammi Miller’s 5 Affirmations from ‘Paperback Therapy’

Tammi Miller’s 5 Affirmations from ‘Paperback Therapy’

Tammi Miller's book Paperback Therapy is not a substitute for therapy … but it will give you the skills you need ...
Samuel Bernard – Should we judge a book by its cover?

Samuel Bernard – Should we judge a book by its cover?

In our regular feature SAMUEL BERNARD offers an opinion on a range of literary topics.   The earliest ...
Victoria Aveyard on the final book in Realm Breaker series

Victoria Aveyard on the final book in Realm Breaker series

VICTORIA AVEYARD's last book in her bestselling 'Realm Breaker' trilogy, Fate Breaker is on the shelves. Good ...
Read the first few pages of The School Run by Ali Lowe

Read the first few pages of The School Run by Ali Lowe

Good Reading dips into the first few paragraphs of The School Run by ALI LOWE to give you a taste of what’s to ...
Myfanwy Jones on Cool Water and stories starting with places

Myfanwy Jones on Cool Water and stories starting with places

MYFANWY JONES is the Miles Franklin-shortlisted author of Leap. Her new novel, Cool Water tells the story of ...
Freya North on The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne

Freya North on The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne

FREYA NORTH is the bestselling author of 14 novels including my debut Sally, Pillow Talk and Little Wing. Good ...
Julie Janson on Compassion and what books she loves

Julie Janson on Compassion and what books she loves

JULIE JANSON is a Burruberongal woman of Darug Aboriginal nation. Her career as a playwright began  when she wrote ...
Jasper Fforde on the colour spectrum of The Red Side Story

Jasper Fforde on the colour spectrum of The Red Side Story

JASPER FFORDE is an English writer who burst onto the literary scene with his first novel, The Eyre Affair, in ...
Fiona Lowe talks with Good Reading about The Accident

Fiona Lowe talks with Good Reading about The Accident

FIONA LOWE has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker; an ideal career for an ...

From the Editor’s Desk in March 2024

How important is a first line in a book? I’ve been enjoying the delicious exercise of trawling through my library, ...

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