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Mums are always busy. Always working hard. Always putting others first. Book mum some time out with one (or two) of these books this Mother's Day!

  • The thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal number 1 bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy

  • Everything you need to know about baking, from the iconic Allyson Gofton.

  • A landmark publication highlighting the achievements and diversity of the women of New Zealand.

  • Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

  • Why spend money buying pre-packaged goods when you can make healthier, fresher versions at home?

  • The runaway international bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • Tasty dietitian-approved recipes for anyone with gut health issues.

  • The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

  • Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.

  • A sweeping, ambitious novel about three generations of a privileged American family, and the secrets that bind them.

  • A journey back into the past, to the other side of the world . . .

  • A whole community deported across Soviet Russia, a rice farmer and his wife separated through time, a young art student searching for her identity and for love . . .

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