shortbooks are a range of interactive e-books written and curated by the journalists at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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Season's Eatings

Summer is a great time of the year for casual entertaining with friends and family, not least during the festive Christmas and New Year period.

Summer Seafood by Bill Granger

One of Australia's top chefs, Bill Granger, shares his favourite recipes using sustainable seafood.

52 Weekends Away

Good Weekend magazine's 52 Weekends Away issue is the most anticipated of the year. This shortbook has advice on the best places to stay in Australia.

Feeling Good

From food to fitness, great skin to a sound night’s sleep, good health requires a holistic approach. This step-by-step guide talks you through how to have a healthier body, reach your fitness goals and feel fabulous.

Raising a Toddler

Your guide to raising your toddler, covering food, sleep, playtime and everything in between

Neil Perry 's Weekend Food

Neil Perry has won more chef’s hat awards than any other chef in the proud history of the SMH Good Food Guide. This collection of 30 mouthwatering Neil Perry recipes, are selected from his popular column he has in the Good Weekend magazine.

Extraordinary Australian travel experiences

In this special shortbook, Traveller roams this vast land we call Australia and discovers some of the most amazing gems that it has to offer. Collated with the support of Tourism Australia

The Roebuck collection

This selection of stories by brilliant cricket writer Peter Roebuck covers the players and issues that have dominated the game over two decades.

The First Year

Curated by the team at Essential Baby, this shortbook offers new parents an essential guide for navigating the sleep-deprived days of early childhood.

Drive Good Car Guide

The ultimate consumer guide to the best cars from the past seven years, as judged by Drive's panel of experts.

Winter Food | Jill Dupleix

Renowned Australian food writer Jill Dupleix has delved into her extensive recipe collection to produce this selection of hearty and healthy dishes from around the world.

Notorious: The Real Squizzy Taylor

Damaged men, broken women and a city on the brink of anarchy - welcome to Melbourne in the jazz age.

Afghanistan at War - Volume 1 Australia’s 9/11 generation

For more than a decade, Fairfax’s award-winning correspondents and photographers have reported Afghanistan’s war and Australia’s role in it: from the first deadly charge against the Taliban; to the fall of Kabul; the hunt for Osama bin Laden; the heroic battles; the cost in Australian diggers’ lives; to the brutal toll of war on Afghans. Told in three volumes, here are their stories, videos and images.

Afghanistan at War - Volume 2 Operation Oruzgan

For more than a decade, Fairfax’s award-winning correspondents and photographers have reported Afghanistan’s war and Australia’s role in it: from the first deadly charge against the Taliban; to the fall of Kabul; the hunt for Osama bin Laden; the heroic battles; the cost in Australian diggers’ lives; to the brutal toll of war on Afghans. Here is the second of three volumes of their stories, videos and images.

Afghanistan at war

As Afghan refugees continue to look for a better life elsewhere, what hope is there for this war-torn country to rebuild after the allied forces have left?

Hollywood Connections

This shortbook delves into the lives of some of Australia’s favourite actors and actresses - from Hugh Jackman to Cate Blanchett - and explores the relationships and friendships that have evolved within these talented circles over time.

Quills 2012

This shortbook promotes the best of Fairfax Media’s journalism - including writing, photography and illustrations - over the past 12 months as recognised by the prestigious Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards.

AFL Footy Guide 2013

Assess your team’s chances at premiership glory with expert analysis and predictions. Plus, discover your team’s 2013 line-up with interactive profiles, pictures and stats for every player from every club.