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Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner. Picture: AFP

Trump slams ex-staffer’s tell-all book

April 1, 2019

US President Donald Trump has tweeted his anger at a new book by former a former White House communications aide, calling it “boring” and written by a mere “gofer”. Cliff Sims’ book Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House portrays a White House staff under Mr Trump that was “absolutely […]

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Hey new novel has a distinct Australian flavour. Picture: Brett Costello

Rom-com gets an Aussie twist

December 25, 2018

  Young adult fiction has boomed in recent years thanks largely to string of big-budget movies and television shows, but many of those stories being told lack a distinctly Australian voice. Former BuzzFeed editor-at-large and self-confessed rom.com fanatic Jenna Guillaume is hoping to change that. Her debut novel, What I Like About Me, also shines […]

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Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West in 2017. Picture: Getty

North West lands first solo mag cover

November 13, 2018

  Move over, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner: There’s a new beauty mogul in the family. The New York Post reports that North West, five, has landed her first solo magazine cover, posing for Women’s Wear Daily’s Beauty Inc. wearing iridescent Doc Martens, a sheer coral dress and bright orange eyeliner. Kim Kardashian’s daughter North […]

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Paula Yates and partner Michael Hutchence with their baby Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

Lily Allen reveals final ‘sad’ encounter with doomed star

October 28, 2018

LILY Allen has revealed she was one of the last people to see Bob Geldof’s ex-wife Paula Yates alive. The pop star was 15 and working as a waitress in London after quitting school when tragic Paula visited for lunch with a known drug dealer, The Sun reports. The restaurant was called 192 which Lily […]

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Jessica Dettman’s How To Be Second Best is the book of the month.

Why readers are falling back in love with Aussie books

September 1, 2018

Truly, it was a moment to celebrate. After years of watching Australian books really struggle against the big international names, the nation’s biggest book retailer, Dymocks, last October found themselves with nine — yes, nine! — Australian books in the top ten. It was something nobody could ever remember happening before. Australian books were just […]

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Yves Stening and illustrator Nigel Buchanan’s Dinner Detectives series/ Picture: Supplied

Aussie book series wins animation pitch

July 15, 2018

TOP selling Australian children’s book series, Dinner Detectives, has kick started its move into an animation series with an international win. The series, by screenwriter Yves Stening and illustrator Nigel Buchanan, has won the IP Pitch at MipJunior, the children’s entertainment market, in Cannes. They beat four other finalists from around the world to take […]

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Trent Dalton. Picture: AAP

Dalton tackles First Fleet in second book

June 3, 2018

Trent Dalton, journalist and author, has a new book out which tackles the First Fleet. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:Supplied There’s an edge to Trent Dalton. Brisbane’s own poet laureate has a new book out, and it’s a far cry from his first book. Well, sort of. Boy Swallows Universe — a loosely autobiographical tale of […]

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