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Final Seven Sisters book penned by Lucinda Riley’s son finally released

The highly anticipated eighth book in the magical Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley has finally been released.

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Stress and anxiety in kids: How parents can help them navigate tough emotions

Trace Moroney is an author who is passionate about creating quality children’s books that help build social and emotional intelligence. She has published over 70 books, the most recent being ‘Stress Anxiety, and Me’, a well-researched children’s book that helps children and parents navigate stress with effective techniques. She sits down to share her tips.

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‘Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt’: Author answers questions about the final ‘Seven Sisters’ book

Harry Whittaker, the son of bestselling author Lucinda Riley was tasked with finishing the final ‘Seven Sisters’ book after his mother’s passing. He sits down to answer fan questions about the soon-to-be-released book. 

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Inside the ‘Emily in Paris’ cookbook: From ratatouille to crème brûlée

The Netflix hit series ‘Emily in Paris’ is stuffed full of clichés. And fans adore it. Now they’re being served up a cookbook of French cuisine classics just in time for the start of the third season.

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Dive into the best beach reads for summer 2023

From one of the most anticipated memoirs of the year, to page-turning tales of love, sex and murder, we bring you the best reach reads to enjoy this summer. 

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New Scrabble Dictionary features over 500 new words

Scrabble is launching their new dictionary next week, expanding the list of playable words.

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Lucinda Riley’s son speaks about the ‘monumental pressure’ of finishing her Seven Sisters series

In 2021, just after the release of the seventh Seven Sisters book, author Lucinda Riley tragically passed away at the age of 56. The job of finishing her epic series was left to her son, Harry Whittaker.

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Everything we know about the last ‘Seven Sisters’ book

Lucinda Riley’s son, who has been tasked with finishing the final Seven Sisters book after his mother’s passing, has given fans a hint of what’s to come in the highly-anticipated eighth book.

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Suzie de Jonge dissects the dynamics of past relationships in her first book ‘The Untangling’

It takes bravery and resolve to put oneself under the microscope and dissect the dynamics of past relationships, particularly those of the parental kind, which are often fraught with resentment and disappointment. 

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Gillian McAllister’s new crime novel has been selected as Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick

Gillian McAllister’s new crime novel Wrong Place, Wrong Time has been selected as Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick.

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5 books you should read if you loved Where The Crawdads Sing

After it was published in 2018, Delia Owen’s breakout novel Where The Crawdads Sing has garnered worldwide acclaim, topping numerous bestseller lists […]

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New memoir from Downton’s Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville has announced details of his upcoming memoir and an accompanying book tour.

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Onemata head chef Rob Hope-Ede shares his 10 all-time favourite cookbooks

Having recently curated an all-new homegrown menu at Auckland’s fantastic Onemata restaurant, Head Chef Rob Hope-Ede has deep passion for simple, yet sensational flavours. Also a self-confessed cookbook addict, he has amassed an impressive library of culinary titles. Here, he shares his top 10 cookbooks of all time. 

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21 stunning cookbooks to have on your shelf

From culinary memoirs to food odysseys, these stunning cookbooks are the perfect addition to your kitchen.

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The Brontës to the Shelleys: new research suggests literary relatives share similar writing styles

From Jane Austen to James Patterson, every author has their own way of writing. And that writing is often discussed in terms of “style”.

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Joy Watson, beloved author of ‘Grandpa’s Slippers’, has passed away

The New Zealand literary community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved children’s book authors. 

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5 romance reads to escape the lockdown blues

Book reviewer Olivia Blight (@sheread_what) shares her top picks for romance novels that will offer some escapism from the daily grind.

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The best new book releases to get you out of a reading slump

Looking for a new book to get lost in? From sweeping epics to page-turning mysteries to a brand new Sally Rooney, we round up the best new book releases. 

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Sophie Hardcastle’s highly-anticipated new novel explores the vagaries of consent

A new novel from author Sophie Hardcastle, Below Deck, is receiving high praise for its heartbreakingly poetic and haunting story about the vagaries of consent, and exploration of who has the space to speak and who is believed.

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The MiNDFOOD team recommends their favourite books

We ask the MiNDFOOD team what they’re reading this month.

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The benefits of reading

For many, curling up with a good book when it’s dark and dismal outside; or reaching for a pacy page-turner […]

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Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Weekend By Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we’re forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. 

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Secret life of The Queen to be revealed in ‘unprecedented’ book

The Queen has given her confidante “unprecedented permission” to publish a tell-all book detailing their close friendship spanning 25 years.

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The Chain – a freak-out for parents

What would you do if you got a phone call from a stranger who said they had kidnapped your son or daughter and they were going to kill them unless you kidnapped someone else’s child?

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