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  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company


    $17.99 AUD

  • The Covent Garden Ladies

    the book that inspired BBC2’s ‘Harlots’

    From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling and prizewinning author of THE FIVE'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho' GUARDIAN----------In 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head waiter at the Shakespear's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Napoleon the Great

    'A Napoleonic triumph of a book, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge' Simon Sebag Montefiore'Simply dynamite' Bernard CornwellFrom Andrew Roberts, author of the bestsellers The Storm of War and Churchill: Walking with Destiny, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon.Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Revolutionary Temper

    Paris, 1748–1789

    **A Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, and The Times Book of the YearA brilliant account of the coming of the French Revolution, and the culminating work of this most distinguished historian**‘Events do not come naked into the world. They come clothed – in attitudes, assumptions, values, memories of the past, anticipations of the future, hopes and fears and many other emotions. To understand ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • A New Voyage Round the World

    'A roaring tale ... remains as vivid and exciting today as it was on publication in 1697' GuardianThe pirate and adventurer William Dampier circumnavigated the globe three times, and took notes wherever he went. This is his frank, vivid account of his buccaneering sea voyages around the world, from the Caribbean to the Pacific and East Indies. Filled with accounts of raids, escapes, wrecks and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • With Musket & Tomahawk

    The West Point?Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777

    In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north of New York City in the wilderness region of Saratoga.In previous works on the Wilderness War, ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Rum

    A Distilled History of Colonial Australia

    by Matt Murphy ...
    Australia and its formation - through the distorted view of a rum bottle.Could the Rum Rebellion have been averted if Major Johnston wasn't hungover?Would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren't pissed?How were prisoners to get drunk if Macquarie closed the only pub in the gaol?And why should sailors under fourteen be deprived of their sixteen shots of rum per day?These are ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Flinders

    The Man Who Mapped Australia

    by Rob Mundle ...
    The fascinating story of the exceptional maritime explorer, Matthew Flinders - the man who put Australia on the map.Shipwrecks, storms, death and danger - Matthew Flinders encountered it all on his courageous quest to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline.From the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bligh

    Master Mariner

    by Rob Mundle ...
    The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in the Royal Navy. They were also bloody good sailors.From ship's boy to vice-admiral, discover how much more there was to Captain Bligh than his infamous ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rushed to the Altar: Blackwater Brides Book 1

    by Jane Feather ...
    Series Book 1 - Blackwater Brides Series
    If you love Poldark, you'll love Jane Feather's dazzling Georgian romantic trilogy, the Blackwater Brides, which begins with Rushed To The Altar.Perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Liz Carlyle and Stephanie Laurens.Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, needs a prostitute. Not in the usual way, however. His wealthy uncle's will promises to divide his huge fortune among his nephews if each rescues a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • An Unsuitable Bride: Blackwater Brides Book 3

    by Jane Feather ...
    Series Book 3 - Blackwater Brides Series
    If you love Poldark, you'll love Jane Feather's dazzling Georgian romantic trilogy, the Blackwater Brides, which concludes with An Unsuitable Bride.Perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Liz Carlyle and Stephanie Laurens.Only desperation would drive a lady to disguise herself in hopes of employment, but the twenty thousand pounds that their father promised beautiful Alexandra Douglas and her invalid ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Forbidden Rose: Spymaster 1 (A series of sweeping, passionate historical romance)

    by Joanna Bourne ...
    Series series Spymaster
    Joanna Bourne returns to the French Revolution, pairing espionage and burning romance to create an unforgettable love story. For fans of Stephanie Laurens, Elizabeth Hoyt and Poldark, this is a must-read.The only person she can trust with her life ... is the man who trusts no one.Marguerite de Fleurignac, once a glittering French aristocrat, is on the run, disguised as Maggie Duncan, British ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes’s dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement.The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook’s first Endeavour voyage, who stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769 fully expecting to have located Paradise. Back in Britain, the same ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The First Fleet

    The Real Story

    by Alan Frost ...
    In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people, set out from England for Botany Bay. According to the conventional account, it was a shambolic affair: under-prepared, poorly equipped and ill-disciplined. Robert Hughes condemned the organisers’ “muddle and lack of foresight”, while Manning Clark described scenes of “indescribable misery and confusion”.In The First Fleet: The Real ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Golden Age of Piracy

    The Truth Behind Pirate Myths

    For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends-fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy. Most of these myths derive from the pirates of the Golden Age ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • A Wicked Pursuit: Breconridge Brothers Book 1

    Series Book 1 - Breconridge Brothers
    For fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean, comes Isabella Bradford's enthralling new trilogy of London's most scandalous rakes, the Breconridge Brothers, who are about to lose their hearts...As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry well. Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season, seems the perfect candidate. But a fall from his horse throws ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • When You Wish Upon A Duke: Wylder Sisters Book 1

    Series Book 1 - Wylder Sisters
    Lose your heart in this sparkling and enchanting romance, the first in the Wylder sisters series from award-winning author Isabella Bradford.Raised in the countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn't care one bit about decorum. So when the dark-haired beauty learns that she is to leave for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Mirage

    Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

    by Nina Burleigh ...
    The story of Napoleon’s invasion of the Nile Valley, the scholars and scientists who tagged along, and the birth of Egyptology: “A fascinating read.” —San Francisco ChronicleTwo hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The World in 1776

    One-third of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were not of English stock. Eight were first-generation immigrants. It was in recognition of the mixed European background of so many Americans that John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson proposed that the seal of the United States bear the national emblems of France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, and England, thus ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Secret Lives of the Tsars

    Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

    “Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnistScandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging royal historian chronicles the world’s most fascinating ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Marie Antoinette

    'Drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it's all here ... Fascinating' GUARDIAN'Beautifully paced, impeccably written ... Don't miss it' INDEPENDENT'Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate' SUNDAY TIMES'Superbly researched ... the definitive work on the ill-fated queen' CATHOLIC HERALDMarie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to ... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • When The Duchess Said Yes: Wylder Sisters Book 2

    Series Book 2 - Wylder Sisters
    The second in Isabella Bradford's irresistibly charming and passionate series of the irrepressible Wylder sisters.Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention - but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD