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Caribbean & West Indies

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  • Small Island

    by Andrea Levy

    In this delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel, Andrea Levy handles the weighty themes of empire, prejudice, war and love, with a lightness of touch and a generosity of spirit that challenges and uplifts the reader. It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh’s neighbours do not approve when she agrees ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Long Song

    Now A Major BBC Drama

    by Andrea Levy

    Now a major BBC TV drama, starring Tamara Lawrance, Lenny Henry and Hayley Atwell.A Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Long Song by Andrea Levy is a hauntingly beautiful, heartbreaking and unputdownable novel of the last days of slavery in Jamaica, for those who loved Homegoing, The Underground Railroad, or the film 12 Years a Slave.'A marvel of luminous st... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Pirates

    by Matthew West

    The thirty-year Golden Age of Piracy stretched into the early eighteenth century. During that time, as this vividly written book by historian Matthew West shows, poverty and oppression prompted many men - and even a few women - to sea in search of treasure, adventure, and sometimes, revenge. The treasure taken in a single trip could net a captain many times the profit an average sailor might ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Golden Age of Piracy

    The Truth Behind Pirate Myths

    by Benerson Little

    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

  • The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

    by Colin Woodard

    Heres the true story of the British Royal Navys struggle with the greatest pirate gang of all time. Drawing on archives in Great Britain and the United States, award-winning journalist and author Colin Woodard separates fact from fiction, revealing the real motivations and struggles of Blackbeard, Black Sam Bellamy, Calico Jack Rackham, and more. ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Pirates

    by Sam Jones

    Pirates are often glorified as nautical Robin Hoods, heroes of the seas - and some were great navigators, map makers, and discoverers. But they were also thieves and murderers. They were undoubtedly merciless, but their crimes took place in a cruel age when even children might be hanged for stealing pennies. Here, from historian Sam Jones, the likes of Francis Drake, Captain Morgan, Captain Kidd, ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography

    by Usain Bolt

    The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Big Truck That Went By

    How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

    by Jonathan M. Katz

    On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles the terror of that day, the devastation ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • The Chronicles of Pirates – The Truth Behind the Legends: Complete History of Piracy & Biographies of the Most Famous Buccaneers (9 Books in One Volume)

    A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates, The Book of Buried Treasure, Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean, The Pirate Gow, The King of Pirates…

    by Daniel Defoe and 12 more

    This carefully crafted collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Captain Charles Johnson) Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy (Howard Pyle) The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates (Ralph D. Paine) The Pirates Own Book: ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Black Jacobins

    Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

    by C L R James and 1 more

    In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Fruit of the Lemon

    by Andrea Levy

    A unique novel full of humour, wit and passion from Andrea Levy, critically acclaimed author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG.Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In the Castle of My Skin

    by George Lamming

    'They won't know you, the you that's hidden somewhere in the castle of your skin'Nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief crab catching, teasing preachers and playing among the pumpkin vines. His sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados is overseen by the English landlord who lives on the hill, just as their 'Little England' is watched over by the Mother Country. Yet gradually, G. finds ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • THE PIRATES OWN BOOK (Illustrated)

    Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

    by Charles Ellms

    This book contains the authentic narratives of the lives, exploits and executions of the world's most infamous buccaneers including contemporary eyewitness accounts, documents, trial transcripts and letters. Charles Ellms was a reclusive author of many popular nautical books on pirates and shipwrecks. ... Read more

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  • Say to These Mountains

    A Biography of Faith and Ministry in Rural Haiti

    by Elizabeth Turnbull

    Through the true story of Wallace Turnbull, one of Haiti’s pioneers in development and missions, Say To These Mountains takes readers on a journey where grace and beauty shine into even the tightest crevices of brokenness, poverty, and loss.Over the course of 70 years, Wallace’s work changed countless lives and influenced national policy in both Haiti and the United States. For his contributions, ... Read more

    $12.27 AUD

  • THE LONE RANGER RIDES : Western Cowboy Fiction (Illustrated Edition)

    by FRAN STRIKER

    The Lone Ranger is a fictional character, a masked ex-Texas Ranger who, with his Native American companion Tonto, fights injustice in the American Old West. The character has become an enduring icon of American culture.The Lone Ranger Rides is a rip-roaring yarn of the old west which tells how this national hero first became the Lone Ranger, how he acquired his horse, Silver, and how he first met ... Read more

    $1.90 AUD

  • A Small Place

    by Jamaica Kincaid

    A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him- ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD

  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African

    by Olaudah Equiano

    THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO, OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICAN is a first-hand account of one man's capture, enslavement, and redeption.  Born in modern-day Nigeria into the Igbo people, Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped along with his sister at age eleven and eventually sold to European slave traders and taken to Barbados.  After a brief stint there, he was transported to ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • A Brief History of Slavery

    A New Global History

    by Jeremy Black

    series Brief Histories
    A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for understanding our past but also the present day.In this panoramic history, Jeremy Black tells how slavery was first developed in the ancient world, and reaches all the way to the present in the form of contemporary crimes such as trafficking and bonded labour. He shows how slavery has taken many forms ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Haiti After the Earthquake

    by Paul Farmer

    "Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort." -- Financial Times"The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp." -- Economist"A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Slavery, Freedom and Gender: The Dynamics of Caribbean Society

    by Brian Moore and 3 more

    The book is divided into two broad sections: In Slavery and Freedom, which features critical research on slavery and post-emancipation society, and Gender Paradigms. ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Long Song

    Now A Major BBC Drama

    by Andrea Levy

    You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The History of Fiji

    by Alfred G. Mayer

    Of all the island groups in the outer Pacific none surpass the Fijis in their rare combination of beautiful scenery and interesting natives. The islands are upon the opposite side of the world from England, for the meridian of 180° passes through the centre of the group crossing the island of Taviuni... That dauntless old rover, Abel Jansen Tasman, discovered them in 1643 on his way from Tonga in ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Haiti: Past, Present, Future

    by Timothy DeTellis

    The mystery of Haiti's history is a story waiting to be told. Today, the reality of Haiti's need has captivated the global community. As the poorest country in the western hemisphere, there seems to be little hope. Opportunity awaits like never before for the country once known as the Pearl of the Antillies.You may be newly aware to understanding the history of Haiti, or could have been an ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

    by Bartolomé de las Casas

    This is a seventeenth century translation of a "Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias", an impassioned tirade against Spanish behavior across South America and the Caribbean, recording a litany of horrors committed against the indigenous people there. In the process, De Las Casas also provides vivid images of the cultures being destroyed, so that this outpouring of outrage and pity ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD