News & Reviews

Q&A: Sally Tabner interviews Richard Flanagan [IN FULL]

SALLY: Question 7 covers a lot of ground – the life and work of HG Wells, the creation and detonation of the atomic bomb, a deep inquiry into your family history and identity, a
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Top Cookbooks for 2023

23 Nov 2023 News & Reviews
2023 STAFF FAVOURITE The second book from Fred’s & Chez Panisse alumni Danielle Alvarez is fresh, inspiring and delicious! This is a book for people who love to cook. If you were lucky enough
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A gift that keeps giving

05 Nov 2023 News & Reviews
Everyone loves a gift that keeps giving. Choose a Bookoccino Book Subscription for the book-lover in your life.  We carefully select and guarantee our Book of the Month. We select from multiple genres with
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October Best Sellers

01 Nov 2023 News & Reviews
The Teacher’s Pet #^ The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause # Lola in the Mirror ^# Killing for Country: A Family Story # The Seven (#3 Buchanan and Lucic) # The Last
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MINI BOOK REVIEW – Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity, Dr. Peter Attia with Bill Gifford

A massively important book. With data and medical terminology, a manifesto to doctors to improve medical care, to move from treatment (Medicine 2.0) to prevention (3.0). At the same time, it is a book
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MINI BOOK REVIEW: Question 7 and Richard Flanagan

To be free I had to squeeze the convict blood out of me drop by drop, word by word, book by book.  The highlight of the year, a work with the power to change
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MINI BOOK REVIEW: Lola in the Mirror, Trent Dalton

20 Oct 2023 News & Reviews
Lola in the Mirror is one of those books that once you open it, you don’t want to put it down until you have devoured every single word. Dalton’s Brisbane is note perfect. He
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10 Oct 2023 News & Reviews
SEPTEMBER BEST SELLERS The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause*# Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life #^ The Boy Behind the Curtain The Covenant of Water Flawed Hero: Truth, lies and war crimes #^
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October Book of the Month: The Fraud by Zadie Smith

01 Oct 2023 News & Reviews
It is 1873. Fallen on hard times, Mrs Eliza Touchet takes us residency as housekeeper for once famous novelist, now in decline, William Ainsworth. Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism,
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[SOLD OUT] The Teacher’s Pet – Hedley Thomas makes Bookoccino the first stop of his book tour

For 36 years, the disappearance of Lynette Dawson, a Northern Beaches nurse and housewife, was a mystery. Her husband, Chris Dawson, a high school teacher was a suspect, after he moved a 16-year old
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Bookoccino on the ABC’s The Drum

03 Sep 2023 News & Reviews
We invite you to catch Ray’s appearance on The Drum with Julia Baird, for those who missed it. Discussing everything from The Voice, the survival of bookstores, and the upcoming US election on ABC’s The Drum
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September Book of the Month: The Trackers, by Charles Frazier

01 Sep 2023 News & Reviews
Our Book of the Month is The Trackers, by Charles Frazier A wealthy rancher fears that his wife’s earlier marriage will scuttle his plans to become a US Senator. A brilliant noir that captures
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MINI BOOK REVIEW: Flawed Hero: Truth, Lies and Warcrimes by Chris Masters

It has been called the defamation trial of the Century – Australia’s most-decorated soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith against the media. The pictures of Roberts-Smith, square-jawed, ramrod straight, nattily attired in a dark suit, white shirt
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Reading the Arts: A Bookclub for Art Lovers

24 Aug 2023 News & Reviews
We are partnering with the good folk at Michael Reid Gallery in Newport to host a special reading group for artists and art lovers. Bookoccino’s manager James Tierney will be on deck to guide
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