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  • Nemesis

    A brand-new historical epic from the Master of Adventure

    A FIGHT FOR HONOUR. A QUEST FOR REVENGE.Paris, 1794. Revolutionary fervour has erupted into the Reign of Terror. A young man, Paul Courtney, hides in a crowd watching as the condemned are brought to the guillotine. Among them is Constance Courtney, Paul's mother. As he watches her brutal execution, he knows he must avoid the same fate and fulfil his promise to her - to survive, no matter what. He ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Storm Tide

    The landmark 50th global bestseller from the one and only Master of Historical Adventure, Wilbur Smith

    BOOK 19 IN THE EPIC HISTORICAL SAGA OF THE COURTNEY FAMILY, FROM GLOBAL SENSATION WILBUR SMITH. BOOK 3 IN THE TIGER'S PREY SEQUENCE.The Courtney family is torn apart as three generations fight on opposing sides of a terrible war that will change the face of the world forever, set against the backdrop of the American revolution.'Best historical novelist' Stephen King'Wilbur Smith is one of those ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • A Line in the River

    Khartoum, City of Memory

    by Jamal Mahjoub ...
    _______________'A wonderfully subtle exploration of place, identity and memory' - PD Smith, Guardian'A highly readable and authoritative celebration of a little-understood country and its capital city' - Geographical'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' - Jim Crace'A most absorbing and rewarding book' - Mich... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Rhino War

    In 2012 retired South African general Johan Jooste was parachuted into the seemingly unwinnable war against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.With poaching spiralling out of control, Jooste was given the mandate to ‘go military’, to convert Kruger’s ranger corps into a para-military force capable of taking the fight to the poachers.Aged 60, white, and a veteran of 35 years' military ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New Kingdom

    The Sunday Times bestselling chapter in the Ancient-Egyptian series from the author of River God, Wilbur Smith

    BOOK 1 IN A THRILLING NEW ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SERIES, FROM INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WILBUR SMITH'Best historical novelist' - Stephen King'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorIN THE HEART O... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Empress of the Nile

    the daredevil archaeologist who saved Egypt’s ancient temples from destruction

    by Lynne Olson ...
    The fascinating story of the feisty French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam.In the 1960s, the world’s attention was focused on a nail-biting race against time: fifty countries contributed nearly a billion dollars to save a dozen ancient Egyptian temples from drowning in the floodwaters of the gigantic new Aswan ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • A History of the Arab Peoples

    Updated Edition

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region.This updated edition by ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Scapegoats of the Empire

    The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers (1907)

    by George Witton ...
    Read the true story behind the movie Breaker Morant, written by George Witton the only surviving soldier of those sentenced to death for war atrocities.During the Boer War in South Africa, Australian George Ramsdale Witton (1874 -1942) served as a lieutenant in the Bushveldt Carbineers until he was sentenced to death for murder after the shooting of nine Boer prisoners.In his 1907 book "Scapegoats ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three-Book Collection

    ‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both’ GuardianChimamanda Ngozi Adichie has firmly established herself as one of the world’s most exciting and important young writers – a regular award-winner, ‘endowed with the gift of ancient stor... ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Sunset at Sheba

    by Max Hennessy ...
    Book 2 - The Boer War Duology
    A brutal rebellion. Two clashing armies. A battle to decide their fate.South Africa, 1914. Diehard Boer generals led a new rebellion against the British-friendly governments of both Jan Smuts and Louis Botha.General Christiaan De Wet’s attempt to join up with the Germans in South-West Africa failed, but the threat of the rebel forces was real to all of the men who lived through it.This is a story ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Africana

    A culinary expedition celebrating cooking from across the African continentAfricana travels the continent showcasing its vibrant and varied cuisines that are rich in flavour, diverse in culture and steeped in tradition.Combining recipes passed down the generations with her own modern and inventive style, food writer and cook Lerato shares her own stories of Africa with a delectable sense of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tale Gunner

    The Lighter Side of South African Military Life

    by AJ Brooks ...
    Nothing quite beats that rawness of military humour. It’s the same the world over. This hilarious collection of South African military anecdotes will—for the less sensitive reader—have you doubled up with mirth.It is an ingrained tradition for South Africans to stand around a fire in the bright sunlight or on warm evenings of summer and barbeque or braai as we all say. Naturally the drink of ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘WINNER OF WINNERS’Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpieceUgwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Sound of Thunder

    The Courtney Series 2

    by Wilbur Smith ...
    Book 2 - Courtney series
    BOOK 2 IN THE EPIC HISTORICAL SAGA OF THE COURTNEY FAMILY, FROM INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WILBUR SMITH'Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget' - Sun'With Wilbur Smith the action is never further than the turn of a page' - Independent'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorSOME WILL WIN. SOME WILL LOSE.As war is declared between the ... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Breaker Morant

    The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero?Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But Morant was a complicated man. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing – the Pyramids of Giza.Exploring the historic rise of Egyptian civilizationand its continued influence on the world today, Ancient Egypt in an Hour is an excellent companion to a mysterious and enthralling period of ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • I Built No Schools in Kenya

    A Year of Unmitigated Madness

    In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse: a cruisey-gig as a dementia carer for a rich old man in Kenya. All expenses-paid, plenty of free time to travel or do some freelance reporting. There seemed no good reason to say no... so she got on a plane.Only Kirsten’s friend hadn’t given her the full story. It was only on arrival in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Housemaid's Daughter

    by Barbara Mutch ...
    A South African THE HELP, Barbara Mutch's THE HOUSEMAID'S DAUGHTER is a startling and thought-provoking debut novel which intricately portrays the drama, dynamics and heartbreak of two women against the backdrop of a beautiful yet divided land. For readers of Gillian Slovo or Doris Lessing.Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa and marry the fiance she has ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Divided by History

    Roots of Sudanese Conflict

    by Peter Dixon ...
    Do you wonder how the past affects today’s violent conflict?Tragic turmoil in Sudan and South Sudan reminds us how fragile peace can be.Sudanese civil wars were not ended by formation of a new state. Violence has continued in South Sudan and we see today that the North is by no means peaceful.Current politics matter. Yet the origins of today’s violence stretch back into past centuries. And much of ... Read more


  • Africa Lost

    Rhodesia's COIN Killing Machine

    series SOFREP
    US military veteran and historian Dan Tharp's Africa Lost tells the inside story of some of the greatest special operators you've never heard of.Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and Green Berets but nobody knows about the deep recce, sabotage, and direct action missions conducted by ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Riotous Assembly

    by Tom Sharpe ...
    When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime passionel, the gallant members of the South African police force are soon on the scene: Kommandant van Heerden, whose secret longing for the heart of an English gentleman leads to the most memorable transplant operation yet recorded; Luitenant Verkramp of the Security Branch, ever active in the pursuit of Communist ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Shake Hands With The Devil

    The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

    THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD'Indisputably the best account of the whole terrible Rwandan genocide.' R. W. Johnson, Sunday Times'Angry, accusatory and extremely moving.' Caroline Moorhead, SpectatorWhen Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN mission to Rwanda, he thought he was... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A History of Egypt

    James Henry Breasted (August 27, 1865 December 2, 1935) was an American archaeologist and historian who focused his career on Egypt and did research into the rise of civilization in the Near East. In 1905, as a member of the University of Chicagos faculty, Breasted was promoted to professor in the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1905, Breasted published A ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD