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Penguin Picks for Mother's Day

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For the romantic comedy fan . . .

My Favourite Mistake

How do you start again, after losing everything? Find out in the global no. 1 bestseller's latest heartstopper...

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Funny Story

Set over one sizzling summer comes a shimmering, joyful new novel about the happily-ever-after that wasn't and the exes determined to make the best of it from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Happy Place and Book Lovers

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The Husbands

A brilliantly original, funny and astute debut that examines how we navigate life, love and choice in a world of never-ending options

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If they love historical fiction . . .

The Sweet Blue Distance

In the 1850s a young midwife braves the perilous journey west to Santa Fe in this captivating epic from the international bestselling author of Into the Wilderness and The Endless Forest.

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The Space Between

A gripping historical novel set amid the New Zealand Wars in 1860.

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The Familiar

From Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent and the Shadow and Bone series comes a highly anticipated, gorgeously written novel with a dusting of magic brimming with peril and dark deeds

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For the crime and thriller enthusiast . . .

The Night She Fell

A chilling new novel of psychological suspense from one of New Zealand's most multi-talented writers.

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The Hunter

Crackling with tension and slow-burn suspense, The Hunter explores what we’ll do for our loved ones, what we’ll do for revenge, and what we sacrifice when the two collide, from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Tana French.

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The No. 1 Lawyer

An exciting legal thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writer.

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If they prefer non-fiction . . .

The Everything Guide

Every woman’s honest, healthy guide to eating, moving and feeling your best — for the rest of your life.

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Beautiful Chaos

The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

Selected poems from bestselling author and Instagram poet, Jessica Urlichs.

'These words awaken the magic of life by celebrating the ordinary.' - Giovanna Fletcher

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The Long and Winding Road

One of the world's favourite storytellers tells the extraordinary story of her life

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For foodies and gardeners alike . . .

Foraging New Zealand

An essential guide to foraging in New Zealand.

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The Edible Backyard

Gardening expert Kath Irvine’s guide to everything you need to know to grow organic vegetables, fruit and herbs in your own garden, all through the year.

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Ottolenghi SIMPLE

130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

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If they finally have time to catch up on a bestseller . . .

The Bee Sting

Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking, The Bee Sting is a tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart

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Good Material

Every relationship has one beginning.
This one has two endings.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Stylish and open-hearted, this is a very different kind of love story, elevated and energised by being set in the world of creativity and video gaming

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More great picks

Lessons in Chemistry

The 6-million-copy worldwide and Sunday Times #1 bestseller and award-winner featuring the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott

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The Sugar Palace

The heart-stopping new historical romantic adventure from the bestselling author of The Orphans.

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The Cryptic Clue

Look who’s back in hot water! The highly anticipated new novel in The Tea Ladies mystery series, a runaway bestseller of the year. Ideal for fans of Richard Osman and Bonnie Garmus.

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