George Lucas - Bryan Jay Jones
It's no secret that I'm a Star Wars fan and have been since the first moment I watched A New Hope on the big screen. I fell in love with the characters and the story and followed all the other movies eagerly. So checking out this book was a must!
With Rogue One’s release, a new book takes a look back at the creation of the original Star Wars and the man behind the insanely popular movie franchise.
Chris, National Accounts Manager
The Rolling Stones All The Songs - Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon
There are two people in this world: those who love The Rolling Stones and those who don’t know enough about The Rolling Stones. The former will love this book, and the latter needs this book.
Andrew, National Accounts Manager
American Gods: Illustrated Edition - Neil Gaiman, Daniel Egneus
This is the perfect gift for the Neil Gaiman fan in your life. American Gods is an incredible, timeless book tying in myths and gods from across the world, but throw in a gorgeous hardback cover and wonderfully dark illustrations and it just gets better. Plus, American Gods is coming out as a TV series next year, so it’s the perfect time to re-read it now in readiness, or even to introduce someone to the brilliance of Neil’s writing.
Amy, National Accounts Coordinator
Hamilton: The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Do you have a Broadway baby in your life? Need a gift for someone constantly humming showtunes? Hamilton: The Revolution is a beautiful gift book for the ultimate Hamilton fan! The book contains gorgeous behind the scenes photography, interviews, lyrics and liner notes from the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Haven't heard of Hamilton: An American Musical? You better educate yourself before the musical arrives on our shores! Work!
Sarah, Digital Marketing Coordinator
My Dad Wrote a Porno - Jamie Morton, James Cooper, Alice Levine, Rocky Flintstone
I have cried and been gasping for breath I was laughing so hard while reading this book. I have had to explain the book/podcast so many times due to laughing in public. Often.
I also recommend listening to the podcast, if you haven’t, you are in for such a treat. Jamie, Alice and James feel like mates down the pub. So anyone you know that might need a good hearty chuckle this Christmas, needs this book in their lives. And grab one for yourself. Trust me.
Kelly M, Head of Digital Marketing
Songs of a War Boy - Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
An inspiring story of strength and resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable hardship. Deng Adut is an incredible man who has achieved incredible things, and his story shows that no matter where you begin, anything is possible given the right support.
The Riviera Set - Mary S. Lovell
The Riviera Set is a well-researched, pacey read that is partly about a fascinating woman, Maxine Elliott, and the movie stars, politicians and aristocrats who came to stay at her summer home in the French Riviera. The book is delicious gossip, with lots of great historical detail about people, places and society – a view on a time long time that will be of compelling interest to anyone who likes to read about the rich and famous or the Riviera. The book is also about Maxine’s house, Chateau de l’Horizon, which later belong to Prince Aly Khan, who filled it with glamorous, famous friends such as Clark Gable and Greta Garbo, and his wife, Rita Hayworth.
Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else - Eamon Evans
I have shipped a copy to my brother in Ireland. He is quite hard to buy for BUT I know he loves crazy facts and punny puns and you can’t get more crazy or ‘punnier’ than some of the place names in Australia.
Christine, Head of Consumer Marketing
Live A Beautiful Life - Jesinta Campbell
Live a Beautiful Life is a beautiful book inside and out. Easy and delicious recipes (I can personally attest) some great exercise tips, and a focus on mindfulness make this a one stop shop for all things wellness. With all those bases covered it’s makes Live a Beautiful Life the perfect present.
Thomas, Marketing Executive
The Whistler - John Grisham
There is a reason why John Grisham is such an enormous bestseller and it is simple. He is a great storyteller and I just can’t put a Grisham down.
Louise, Managing Director
As Digital Marketing Coordinator at Hachette Australia I love books! I also have a heart so I definitely meet the criteria to be on the Books With Heart team. I’m addicted to chocolate, #TorsoTuesday and you’ll find a mix of historical & contemporary romance (with a sexy Scot in a kilt) on my iPad. Jamie Fraser is my #MCM everyday.