'Alison Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader? The TimesThe captivating life of Margaret Douglas - a life of scandal, political intrigue and royal romance tha... read more

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

Dark Emu in the Classroom: Teacher Resources for High School Geography is a rich resource for teachers to use in the Geography classroom. Based on the concepts in Bruce Pascoe's highly acclaimed book Dark Emu, this resour... read more

Dark Emu in the Classroom: Teacher Resources for High School Geography

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops captures a time when `imagination, skill, and daring' was the source of children's play. Quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades, can all be seen in... read more

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood


 British History

Series:Brief Histories

From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country... read more


From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved w... read more

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

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Kings & Queens of England: From the Saxon Kings

An extraordinary investigation, beginning with ancient parchments in Egypt and ending in Spain, casts an entirely new light on the fascinating mystery of the Holy Grail.Recently discovered parchments in Egypt hav... read more

Kings of the Grail: Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain

Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people? The invaluable role of local guides in this event is rarely recognised.... read more

Australia's First Naturalists: The Importance of Indigenous People to Early Zoological Collectors



A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested hi... read more

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas



Throughout history, the human quest for knowledge of the divine has ruffled feathers. This book not only traces the history of angels and demons from their earliest roots to their modern day renaissance, but also reveals their most intimate secrets. Whether through... read more

A Brief History of Angels and Demons

A new wonder cure...the latest fashion...a revolutionary gadget...few can resist the siren song of advertising, and our colonial ancestors were as susceptible as we are. Perhaps that electric hair brush really could help to cure baldness, and... read more

Emporium : Selling the Dream in Colonial Australia
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 British History

On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey a... read more

The King is Dead