Australian History

Old Sydney to Now is a celebration of the city's spectacular growth throughout the decades. From the bustling colonial town of the 1880s, and through each decade of the 20th century to the modern metropolis of today, this book features many photos that have never been befo... read more

Old Sydney To Now

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook fir... read more

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill



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



____________________________________BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK____________________________________HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth.In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery... read more

Erebus: The Story of a Ship



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"A Brief History of the Holy Grail" charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades ... read more

A Brief History of the Holy Grail: The Legendary Quest

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world's greatest writer Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world's most fa... read more

Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

The shroud of Turin is one of history's most controversial and perplexing relics. Many believe it to be the genuine burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Some hypothesize the image on the shroud was created through a rare scientific phenomenon. Still ot... read more

The Truth about the Shroud of Turin - Solving the Mystery

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archer... read more

Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World



"At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the nineteenth century. Each convict's d... read more

Convict Tattoos