The Thorn Birds

McCullough’s sweeping family saga of forbidden love in the Australian outback; became a bestselling phenomenon. More

Wild Swans

Popular bestseller that has sold more than 13 million copies. More

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Trilogy

Sir Stanley Unwin, chairman of British publishers George Allen & Unwin (later acquired by HarperCollins), originally rejected the 9,250-page manuscript of The Lord of the Rings, the sequel to J. R. R. Tolkien’s moderately successful (at the time) The Hobbit, as it was too long, and the author would make a deal with the publisher only if they also agreed to take another of his unfinished books. More

Flow

The psychology classic that explored creativity and happiness. More

Angus & Robertson in Australia

Ten thousand miles from his homeland, Scotsman David Mackenzie Angus paid £50 to open a small bookshop on Market Street in Sydney, Australia. More

The Woman in White

One of the earliest works of detective fiction, this story caused a sensation with readers at the time. More

No Logo

International bestseller and one of the world’s most influential books on the alter-globalization movement. More

Michael Morpurgo

I like above all to share the excitement of my dreams and discoveries, my doubts and fears, my joys and my sorrows, to take my readers on new journeys with me. More

Little Bear

The very first I Can Read! book has sold more than one million copies. More

Heaven Is for Real

The life-changing story of a boy who experiences Heaven, with 11 million copies sold. More

The Book of Negroes

A milestone in Canada’s understanding of black history and one of the bestselling books in Canadian publishing history. More

Master and Commander

First book in O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, widely regarded as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. More

The Carrot Seed

An early classic in children’s literature about perseverance; never out of print. More