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Top tips for becoming a wicked stepmum

If one in five Australian families are blended, then there must have been plenty of people like Kelly Chandler who fell in love and then ended up with an instant family.

2017-05-12T14:59:06+00:00 May 8th, 2017|

Martin on the joy of kids books

It’s especially satisfying because one of my girls was a reluctant and not-very-confident reader this time last year. Last night, and here’s the reason for my indulgent post, we had ‘a moment’.

2017-04-28T14:39:45+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

An Italian Recipe for Repose

Repose. Tendrils of longing, right to the ends of my fingertips, straight to the depths of my heart. I had been craving it for years, and there it was, in a farmhouse in Italy.

2017-04-21T16:56:32+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Rebekah Clarkson remembers storybooks buried in her childhood consciousness

I would have forgotten all about The Little House were it not for Helen Garner’s short essay reflecting on her visceral and enduring memory of a childhood storybook, The Journey of the Stamp Animals.

2017-03-21T14:44:20+00:00 March 21st, 2017|

Backflip from Affirm Press?

A couple of years ago Affirm Press publically made a stand in favour of Australia’s strong independent bookshop culture by not supplying paper versions of our titles to Amazon or the Book Depository.

2017-08-11T10:48:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|
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