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  • The Opal Miner's Daughter

    ‘A heart-warming story set in the rugged outback about finding out who you really want to be.’ Annie SeatonObstetrician Riley Brand leaves the city behind to go in search of her mother, who’s taken leave from her marriage to pursue a passion for opal mining in the dry backblocks of an old mining town. Accepting a short-term posting as a fertility expert in Lightning Ridge, Riley plans to assist ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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  • Killer of Rome

    by Alex Gough ...
    Book 3 - Carbo of Rome
    Carbo returns in an unputdownable novel of murder and mystery in ancient RomeAfter years of captivity and torture by German barbarians, former legionary Cicurinus’ ordeal should be over.Hearing of the legendary Carbo, he returns to Rome to seek out this hero who might help to bring him balance. Instead he finds Carbo descending into alcoholism and gambling, a broken man who brutally rebuffs him ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Opera House

    The extraordinary story of the building that symbolises Australia — the people, the secrets, the scandals and the sheer genius

    'The sun did not know how beautiful its light was until it was reflected off this building.'- Louis Kahn, US architectIf only these walls and this land could talk ...The Sydney Opera House is a breathtaking building, recognised around the world as a symbol of modern Australia. Along with the Taj Mahal and other World Heritage sites, it is celebrated for its architectural grandeur and the dar... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • True Love: Nantucket Brides Book 1 (A beautifully captivating summer read)

    by Jude Deveraux ...
    Book 1 - Nantucket Brides
    Escape to glorious Nantucket in this truly enchanting summer read... True Love begins New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking Nantucket Brides trilogy, introducing characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from her classic novels.Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one ... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Taj Mahal: A History

    Everyone has seen photographs of the Taj Mahal. The massive, bulbous central dome, the four slender minarets, the shimmering marble, the long reflecting pool, the manicured gardens - all seem too striking for adequate description and proper appreciation. But there is more to the Taj than its beauty. The world's best-known mausoleum celebrates the love story of the seventeenth-century Moghul ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Master Builders of the Middle Ages

    by David Jacobs ...
    Today, the great cathedrals of Europe stand as beautiful, imposing monuments - the pride of parishioners and the wonder of tourists. It is difficult for us now, even with all our engineering and architectural skills, to imagine the extraordinary ways these medieval houses of worship were constructed. Midway through the twelfth century, the building of cathedrals became a crusade to erect awe ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A History of Venice

    **'Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done' Sunday Times'Will become the standard English work of Venetian history' Financial Times**___________________Renowned historian, and author of A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich's classic history of VeniceA History of Venice tells the story of this most remarkable of cities from its founding in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Architects

    Here is the story of America's greatest architects, whose designs and structures have changed the world - Charles Bulfinch, Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, to name but a few. From the United States Capitol building, designed in Old World style, to modern private residences like Fallingwater, from Boston's Trinity Church to the White City of the ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

    by David Crane ...
    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.The extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.Before WWI, little provision was made for the burial of the war dead. Soldiers were often unceremoniously dumped in a mass grave; officers shipped home for burial.The great cemeteries of WWI came about ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written.Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The World's Great Wonders

    How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

    by Lonely Planet ...
    series Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Seashaken Houses

    A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

    by Tom Nancollas ...
    **'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaperAn enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them**Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Battle for Home

    Memoir of a Syrian Architect

    Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it.From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Tower

    by Nigel Jones ...
    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody and frequently cruel events for almost a thousand ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Crash Detectives

    Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

    A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer.In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story

    She was the American woman who changed Australian history. She broke through barriers for women in architecture and spent 15 years working for Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in the formative years of the Prairie School of Architecture. Then she teamed up with Walter Burley Griffin working with him in winning the design contest for the new Australian capital city, Canberra. She was an ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70

    Three Decades of Domestic Architecture

    From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work. In Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture, Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine ... Read more

    $30.90 AUD

  • The Bright Ages

    A New History of Medieval Europe

    "The beauty and levity that Perry and Gabriele have captured in this book are what I think will help it to become a standard text for general audiences for years to come….The Bright Ages is a rare thing—a nuanced historical work that almost anyone can enjoy reading.”—Slate"Incandescent and ultimately intoxicating." —The Boston GlobeA lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Last Palace

    Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague

    by Norman Eisen ...
    When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture.From that discovery unspooled the captivating, twisting tale of the remarkable people who lived in the house before Eisen. Their story is Europe's, telling the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Castle

    A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

    by Marc Morris ...
    Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country’s most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mr Lear

    A Life of Art and Nonsense

    by Jenny Uglow ...
    Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? His many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Castles, A Very Peculiar History

    Book 29 - A Very Peculiar History
    Whether you're planning your first seige, building a fortress or just looking for a way to escape the peasants below, 'Castles: A Very Peculiar History' is full of tips, tricks and horror stories from the castle-building trade. We can't all match up to the combined beauty and danger of the Tower of London, but in this title you'll learn who developed the world's first flat-pack castle, the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Memory Palace

    A Book of Lost Interiors

    by Edward Hollis ...
    The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One day, the houses will be gone, but even then, traces of the stories and the memories they contained will remain. In this dazzling work of imaginative re-construction, Edward Hollis takes us to the sites ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • The Running Book

    A Journey through Memory, Landscape and History

    by John Connell ...
    It is summer, the hay and silage have not yet been made on John Connell’s farm, so he has time to indulge his other great passion: running. John sets off on a marathon run of 42.2 kilometres through his native Longford, the scene of his award-winning book The Cow Book.As he runs across woodlands, fields and tiny roads, he tells the story of his life and contemplates Ireland’s history, old and new. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD