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Book Reviews

Looking for a good book to read? We've put together some featured books for you to take a look at.

Eat Drink Love Tasmania by Philip Kuruvita.

Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2

By Philip Kuruvita RRP $49.95

Philip Kuruvita Photography

Launceston photographer Philip Kuruvita has released his latest book Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2. A combination of stunning photos, delicious local recipes and unforgettable experiences, this book features some much-loved Tassie favourites, and is sure to introduce you to some hidden gems. This book is the perfect guide for your next adventure.


By Jamieson Allom RRP $29.95

Forty South Publishing

Missing is Jamieson Allom’s debut novel. It tells the story of Alex, a young architect who is determined to uncover what happened to his father who went missing in the Tasmanian bush many years ago. As Alex’s career and the story of his father intertwine, so too does the author’s sensitive portrayal of Tasmania’s unique landscape. 

TASMANIA an island dream

Don Defenderfer RRP $24.95

Forty South Publishing

A truly creative celebration of our island state. This series of short stories combined with poems and photographs will transport you to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful locations. Take a moment to escape with Don Defenderfer’s vivid prose and appreciate how lucky we are to live in this part of the world. 

Jilda's Ark

By Verity Croker RRP $25.99

Harmony Ink Press

Imagine being on board a hijacked cruise ship that’s left your whole family behind on a Fijian island. This is the nightmare 16-year-old Jilda is now living in Verity Croker’s latest young adult novel. As thousands more passengers are picked up along the way, confusion sets in. But when Jilda meets her new friend Jade, her whole world changes.

Islands of Australia

Tony Wheeler RRP $39.99

NLA Publishing

Did you know Australia is home to more than 8000 islands? Delve into their natural beauty and fascinating history with Lonely Planet co-founder and travel guru, Tony Wheeler. A collection of vibrant photographs and detailed stories, Islands of Australia will make you want to pack your bags and start exploring.

A Table in the Valley

By Elaine Reeves and Steve Cumper RRP $49.99

Tas Food Books

The Huon Valley in Tasmania’s south is renowned for beautiful, fresh produce – A Table in the Valley showcases it perfectly. Meet the producers, discover the stories behind your favourite Huon Valley foods and create delicious meals with a collection of recipes for every season. Combined with gorgeous photography, A Table in the Valley is ideal for any foodie, passionate Tasmanian or visiting friends or relatives.

Throw your leg over Tasmania

By Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox RRP $29.95

Throw your leg over

Start your engine and get ready for an adventure. Throw your leg over Tasmania is every motorcyclist’s ultimate guide to exploring our unique island state. With 16 detailed routes along Tassie’s winding roads to choose from, including the best places to stay, downloadable maps and stunning photography, this book will make you want to hit the road ASAP.