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In this Issue   Our Great Father's Day Gift Guide, 26 new Popular Penguins & more

In our Great Father's Day Gift Guide you won't find boring socks or ties but you will find some great books for your father or that special male in your life. For action and adventure lovers, there’s Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Felix Francis; foodies will love DK’s Barbecue cookbook, Australia’s #1 bestseller, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals and the Great Aussie Asian Cookbook by Kim Terakes. For those who enjoy a light read and lots of laughs, Billy's Dictionary for Blokes is perfect and for fans of gripping, real-life stories there’s some terrific non-fiction such as an intriguing investigation of an unsolved murder in Midnight in Peking and the very topical Compassionate Bastard, that takes us behind the razor wire for an insider’s account of working with refugees.

Exciting news for those with a passion for collecting our Popular Penguins – there’s 26 new books to add to the shelves. We also are proud to announce the publication of a major new work, the first novel from Anna Funder, author of the acclaimed Stasiland – and more.

Happy Father's Day, 
From the Read More Team.

  Forget the boring socks and ties on Father's Day. In our Great Gift Guide you'll find a the perfect book for your Dad!  
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  All That I Am   Bloodlines Book 1   Shut Your Eyes Tight   Promises  
  Anna Funder   Richelle Mead   John Verdon   Catherine Hein  
  From the author of Stasiland comes a sensational novel inspired by real people and events about courage, love and betrayal in dangerous times.
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  The major new and highly addictive series from the author of the bestselling Vampire Academy books.
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Watch our 'Penguin Presents' interview
  From the author of Think of a Number another gripping thriller about ex-NYPD detective Dave Gurney, lured out of retirement when a young bride is murdered.
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  From an exciting new Australian author, comes a passionate romance and a compelling story about loyalty and forgiveness.
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  Finally the wait is over! The next 26 Popular Penguins are out now.  




  Extreme Money   Compassionate Bastard   Midnight in Peking   Halo: The Essential Visual Guide  
  Satyajit Das    Peter Mitchell   Paul French   Dorling Kindersley  
  From the bestselling author of Traders, Guns & Money on how money and finance enslaved the world.
'...highly readable and informative.'
Lindsay Tanner
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  Peter takes us behind the razor wire fence to reveal what daily life is really like for those who work with refugees in detention.
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  The true story of the unresolved 1937 murder of an English school girl that transfixed Peking society.
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Watch Paul talk about this extraordinary story
  This updated guide to include Halo: Reach is a must-have for all gamesters and any fan of Halo, one of the most successful video games of all time.
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A much loved book set in a town divided - Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver…

A poignant tale about friendship, love, small town nastiness and courage, The Help is one of the most talked about books in years. A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Kathryn Stockett’s The Help is now a major motion picture.

The Help
is in cinemas September 1.

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A Penguin Book Club pick. Download notes here

  Puffin is home to some of Australia’s best known children's book writers and illustrators. If you're looking for recommendations for great children's books join our Facebook conversation. We'd love to hear from you.  

Thanks to everyone who entered our Jamie Oliver Competition. Congratulations to the winner R.White (VIC).

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