Book of the day: Winston Churchill's narrative history of the United States, with some additions taken from his speeches by his grandson (confusingly also called Winston Churchill). $15


Obvs the best birthday cake is the one decorated with chocolate fingers. But in case you need some other ideas, this is yours for $25.


A fictionalised account of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery in 1843. Catch the six episode miniseries on Netflix or the book is $9.


Likely to be the funniest book published in 2006, said the Guardian. Howard Johnson is "incapable of writing a predictable sentence". $12

A picture a day

For two years, Dr Chris Reid, asked his patients whether they would be happy having their photograph taken after their consultation was done. Here is one result. $30