Search results for tag: Jane Austen

GUEST BLOG: Bestselling author Rachael Johns lists her Top Ten Romance Books

We’re so lucky to be able to host guest blogs from some of Australia’s Favourite Authors, and with the dust settling on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a special treat for Romance lovers. A guest blog from romance bestseller Rachael Johns! Rachael unveils her Top Ten Romance Books of All-Time. Did your favourites make the cut? Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding Thi... Read more

by | February 16, 2015

NEWS: P.D. James’ novel Death Comes to Pemberley hits the small screen!

Starting this Friday, 28 November at 8.30 pm on ABC 1, the long-awaited TV series of Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James finally hits our screens. The three-part series, based on the best-selling P.D. James novel of the same name, is a murder mystery picking up where Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ended. The cast includes Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Goo... Read more

by | November 24, 2014

Joanna Trollope on Jane Austen

The Austen Project Sense & Sensibility A Q&A with Joanna Trollope 1. Sense & Sensibility is launching the Austen Project –  what was it about the idea of a modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s novel that caught your imagination? My first – and I have to say, last – reaction when the idea of updating those novels was put to me, was: how brilliant! Jane Austen’s preoccupations – r... Read more

by | December 30, 2013

Booktopia’s Editorial Director Caroline Baum Takes A Tour Through The House of Austen

I’d been warned not to expect much. There’s not a lot to see, people told me. Basically just a table. But that’s the point. Jane Austen’s house at Chawton in Hampshire is a modest affair and it’s true that the rooms are few and their furnishings scant. No wonder British Heritage were desperate when American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson outbid Chawton at Sotheby’... Read more

by | November 8, 2013

The 10 Hottest Men in Romance

Romance Specialist Haylee Nash shares 10 ways to heat up a cold winter’s night… I’m not sure about you, but there’s something about the promise of winter’s onslaught that makes me think longingly of red wine, long hot baths with a good book and cuddling up with a hot man. I mean this both literally and figuratively – men, at least in my experience, radiate heat, so there’s a practic... Read more

by | May 22, 2013

Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, Ten Terrifying Questions ——————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Singapore but raised and schooled in marvellous Melbourne, Australia. I speak a kind of terrible, pidgin Mandarin Chinese around my rel... Read more

by | November 30, 2010