If you are passionate about steam locomotives, or know someone who is, then Steam Australia is the perfect companion. Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating and grand story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of tr... read more

Steam Australia: Locomotives That Galvanised the Nation

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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s mercile... read more

Shakespeare's Restless World

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawin... read more

Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders

In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest... read more

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II

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"This magnificent love letter to Rome" (Stephen Greenblatt) tells the story of the Eternal City through pivotal moments that defined its history--from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to the German occupation in World War Two--"an... read more

Rome - A History in Seven Sackings

This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets. Roadies are th... read more

Roadies - The Secret History of Australian Rock N Roll

Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. As Carolyne Larrington reveals in this essential companion to George R R Martin's fantasy novels and the HBO mega-hit series based on them the show is the epitome of water-cooler TV. It is the subject of intense de... read more

Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year 2012 Fans of Outlander must read this Saltire Society Literary Awards Scottish First Book of the Year - a great non-fiction adventure about Scotland's most notorious clan chi... read more

The Last Highlander: Scotland's Most Notorious Clan-Chief, Rebel and Double-Agent

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Presents useful British words and deeds, dates and phrases, songs, speeches and commandments from Stonehenge. Providing complex information in the form of simple time-lines, setting key events in British history alongside those of world history, this book allows readers to view history in a simple way.

Illustrated Book Of Patriotism, He

From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is t... read more

The Little Book of Big History: The Story of Life, the Universe and Everything

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This magnificent new book is Alison Weir's greatest achievement: a detailed biography of Henry VIII, set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most magnificent court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces.... read more

Henry VIII - King & Court

Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the mo... read more

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920