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Told about the book by a workmate, Rebecca Dierking "was on a mission to get my hands on it," she says. After spending an entire afternoon reading through it, she bought six more copies as gifts for friends. "I thought, 'This is a book to have around all the time,' " says the 33-year-old Sydney insurance manager. She now keeps it on the coffee table, where "everyone who drops by picks it up."

The book they can't keep their hands off is Spotless, a guide to household cleaning - and an unexpected blockbuster. Launched in December with...

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