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  • The Soldier's Daughter

    The gripping historical novel from AnneMarie Brear

    'Mesmerising from beginning to end.' Lizzie LaneYorkshire 1860With the heat of their beloved India far behind them, Evie Davenport and her widowed British Army officer father, are starting a new life in England. But Evie is struggling. With her dearest mother gone, Yorkshire with its cold, damp countryside and strict societal rules makes Evie feel suffocated and alone.Her friendship with Sophie ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mersey Mothers

    The gritty historical saga from Sheila Riley

    by Sheila Riley ...
    Book 3 - Reckoner's Row
    Continue the intriguing adventure with Sheila Riley's brilliant and gritty Reckoner's Row seriesLiverpool 1953January sees the dawn of the Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation year as the mothers of Reckoners Row unite in preparation for the celebration of the new Queen.Meanwhile Evie Kilgaren is dreaming of her summer wedding to Danny Harris, but trouble looms for Skinner & Sons with a new rival trying ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    The iconic Australian exploration story - brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller.'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 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

  • 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.It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Revolutionary Spring

    Fighting for a New World 1848-1849

    **'One of the best history books you will read this decade' History Today'Fascinating, suspenseful, revelatory, alive' The Times***An exhilarating reappraisal of one of the most dramatic years in European history, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers*There can be few more exciting or frightening moments in European history than the spring of 1848. Almost as if by magic, in city after city ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Bearbrass

    Imagining Early Melbourne

    by Robyn Annear ...
    Just a little way down Collins Street, beside Henry Buck's, is a perpetually dark but sheltered laneway called Equitable Place. Here you'll find a number of places to eat and drink. Settle yourself in the window of one, shut your eyes, and picture this scene of yore ...In this much-loved book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that was early Melbourne – from the arrival of white settlers in 1835 ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • A New Dawn Over Mulberry Lane

    A heartwarming historical read from the bestselling Mulberry Lane series

    by Rosie Clarke ...
    Book 8 - The Mulberry Lane Series
    **Discover the bestselling Mulberry Lane historical series by Rosie Clarke.**London 1958Life has moved on since the war and the youngsters of Mulberry Lane are growing up fast.Peggy’s Ronaski’s family is struggling with growing pains but she is always there, strong, reliable and ready to help whenever a crisis hits.Meanwhile, Maureen Hart has family problems of her own to contend with.Together ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Grouchy's Waterloo

    The Battles of Ligny and Wavre

    “An interesting approach to this part of the Waterloo campaign . . . a picture of a capable officer who was perhaps slightly out of his depth.”—HistoryOfWarIn this concluding volume of his highly praised study exploring the French perspective of the Waterloo campaign, Andrew Field concentrates on an often-neglected aspect of Napoleon’s final offensive—the French victory over the Prussians at Ligny ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ravishing the Heiress: Fitzhugh Book 2

    by Sherry Thomas ...
    Book 2 - Fitzhugh
    Fans of Grace Burrowes, Liz Carlyle, Meredith Duran, Sarah Maclean and Courtney Milan will be enthralled by the dazzling talent of Sherry Thomas in this emotional romance in which a kindhearted beauty will do all in her power to make her arranged marriage a real marriage.Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She becomes a countess by marrying an impoverished earl, ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Tempting the Bride: Fitzhugh Book 3

    by Sherry Thomas ...
    Book 3 - Fitzhugh
    Fans of Grace Burrowes, Liz Carlyle, Meredith Duran, Sarah Maclean and Courtney Milan will be enthralled by the dazzling talent of Sherry Thomas in this thrilling romance in which a headstrong beauty is rescued by the notorious rake she has always despised...Helena Fitzhugh understands that the discovery of her secret love affair will ruin her. So to save her reputation, she reluctantly elopes ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Beguiling the Beauty: Fitzhugh Book 1

    by Sherry Thomas ...
    Book 1 - Fitzhugh
    Fans of Grace Burrowes, Liz Carlyle, Meredith Duran, Sarah Maclean and Courtney Milan will be enthralled by the dazzling talent of Sherry Thomas in this captivating romance in which a 'vengeful temptress' is taught a lesson in love by the very man she hates.When the Duke of Lexington meets a mysterious baroness on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She's exactly what he's been searching for ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

    The top five Sunday Times bestseller.'Breathtaking' Daily Mail.'Astonishing' Sun.'Shimmering' Spectator.'Extraordinary' Daily Telegraph. The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and f... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Napoleon (TEXT ONLY)

    First published in 1971, Vincent Cronin’s classic biography of Napoleon is now available as an ebook for the first time.‘I wanted to find a Napoleon I could picture as a living, breathing man.’Vincent Cronin superbly realises his objectives in this, probably the finest of all modern biographies of Napoleon. It is generally regarded as the author’s masterpiece.This edition does not include ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • The Ship That Never Was

    The Greatest Escape Story Of Australian Colonial History

    The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia’s best-loved storytellerIn 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van Diemen's Land. After several escape attempts from the notorious penal colony, Porter, who told authorities he was a 'beer-machine maker', was sent to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

    The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller‘A fabulous story, superbly told … cannot be bettered’ Max Hastings‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter

    William Buckley, John Batman And The Theft Of Kulin Country

    By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never WasJust after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five former soldier near death. Believing he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, they took him ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Sons Of The Southern Cross

    Tales of the iconic flag that came represent the rebellious Australian spirit, from Eureka to Ned Kelly to Gallipoli and beyondEver since it was launched in the minefields of Victoria the Southern Cross flag has been a symbol for a rebellious Australian spirit - from the battles of Eureka to those of Ned Kelly, from the birth of the Labor Party to the Anzacs at Galliopoli. the men and women ... Read more

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  • Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • Inglorious Empire

    what the British did to India

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India — from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj — and reveals how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India.In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

    or The Murder at Road Hill House

    _______________A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list_______________WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONTHE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERA RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK_______________'A remarkable achieve... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The American Civil War: History in an Hour

    by Kat Smutz ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The American Civil War started when eleven southern ‘slave’ states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln’s Republican government were strongly against slavery and fought to abolish it and keep the country united.The American Civil War: History in an Hour gives a concise and authoritative overview of ... Read more

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  • Krakatoa

    The Day the World Exploded

    'Bracingly apocalyptic stuff: atmospheric, chock-full of information and with a constantly escalating sense of pace and tension' Sunday TelegraphSimon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD