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  • Killing for Country

    A Family Story

    by David Marr ...
    A gripping reckoning with the bloody history of Australia's frontier warsDavid Marr was shocked to discover forebears who served with the brutal Native Police in the bloodiest years on the frontier. Killing for Country is the result -- a soul-searching Australian history.This is a richly detailed saga of politics and power in the colonial world -- of land seized, fortunes made and lost, and the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD


  • The Story of Russia

    'An excellent short study'

    by Orlando Figes ...
    A 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: Sunday Times * Irish Times * Spectator * Financial Times * Telegraph * Aspects of History'The history book you need if you want to understand modern Russia' ANNE APPLEBAUM'A magnificent, magisterial thousand year history of Russia . . . by one of the masters of Russian scholarship' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE**'**A great historian at the peak of his powers' WILLIAM D... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Talking To My Country

    The passionate and powerful bestselling book by critically acclaimed journalist and author of Tears of Strangers and The Queen is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful.In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Testament

    The new Ancient-Egyptian epic from the bestselling Master of Adventure, Wilbur Smith

    An epic new novel of Ancient Egypt, from the Master of Historical Adventure, Wilbur Smith.FROM THE RUINS OF BATTLEA HERO MUST RISEFOR THE GLORY OF EGYPTYears of Hyksos rule have seen the plunder of once-mighty Egypt. Though the two kingdoms have now been reunited by the armies of the true Pharaoh, his position is perilous, his rule under threat from those who seek to take advantage of the turm... ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Australia's Most Infamous Jail

    Inside the walls of Pentridge Prison

    by James Phelps ...
    'Pentridge was a place of murder and mayhem. A bluestone hell. The worst prison Australia has ever seen.' Andrew Kirby, former inmateWelcome to Pentridge, Australia's most infamous prison.In the long-awaited return to his bestselling true crime series on life behind bars, James Phelps has finally turned his attention to HM Prison Pentridge - the bluestone behemoth that was home to Victoria's worst ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD


  • Politics On the Edge

    The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    **A searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics'An instant classic'** MARINA HYDE'At last a politician who can write' SEBASTIAN FAULKS'Candid, angry, funny, and self-revelatory' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY'Exceptional' RAFAEL BEHRThe Times pick ... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Spy Among Friends

    Now a major ITV series starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    **NOW A MAJOR SIX-PART SERIES ON ITVX, STARRING DAMIAN LEWIS AND GUY PEARCE**A SUNDAY TIMES No. 1 BESTSELLERWITH AN AFTERWORD BY JOHN LE CARR****É'Riveting, astounding ... An unputdownable postwar thriller' Observer'Irresistibly readable' Sunday Times'Worthy of John le Carr****é at his best' Guardian'Hugely engr... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • In the Blood

    James Reece 5

    by Jack Carr ...
    **NOW AN AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES STARRING CHRIS PRATT**'Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!' CHRIS PRATTA woman boards a plan in Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes after takeoff her plane is blown out of the sky.6000 miles to the east, James Reece watches the names and pictures of the victims cross ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Australia's Secret Army

    Established after World War I by the Royal Australian Navy, the Coast Watchers were a loose organisation of several hundred European settlers, missionaries, patrol officers and planters living in British and Australian Pacific Island territories whose job it was to observe and report on the enemy. They were mostly all unpaid volunteers whose job it was simply to observe and report on foreign ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

    by Martin Wolf ...
    From the author of The Shifts and the Shocks, and one of the most influential writers on economics, a reckoning with how and why the relationship between democracy and capitalism is coming undoneWe are living in an age when economic failings have shaken faith in global capitalism. Political failings have undermined trust in liberal democracy and in the very notion of truth. The ties that ought to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Ordinary Men

    Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior. . .This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—NewsweekChristopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs.Ordinary Men is ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Never a Duke

    a perfectly romantic Regency tale for fans of Bridgerton

    'Grace Burrowes is terrific!' Julia Quinn, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton seriesA proper lady must choose between society or the untitled gentleman who has stolen her heart in this captivating Regency romance, perfect for fans of Bridgerton.Ned Wentworth will be forever grateful to the family that plucked him from the streets and gave him a home, even though polite society still ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...

    $19.99 AUD

  • Still Life

    by Sarah Winman ...
    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2021A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICKWINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton‘Utterly beautiful … filled with hope’ Joanna Cannon, author of Three Things About Elsie’A gorgeous, generous... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The War Girls of Goodwill House

    The start of a gripping historical saga series by Fenella J. Miller

    series Goodwill House
    'Curl up in a chair with Fenella J Miller's characters and lose yourself in another time and another place.' Lizzie LaneAs war looms, can they keep the home fires burning?Lady Joanna Harcourt and her daughter Sarah discover their life of luxury at Goodwill House is over. Because with Lord Harcourt away fighting, the Harcourt girls are facing financial ruin.Lady Joanna is terrified of losing their ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Titans of War

    The thrilling bestselling new Ancient-Egyptian epic from the Master of Adventure

    BOOK 2 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 MirrorA RUTHLESS ENEMY. A CIVILIZATION IN RUINS. A QUEST FOR SALVATION.... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Barbarossa

    How Hitler Lost the War

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'The best single-volume account of the Barbarossa campaign to date' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny'A page-turning descent into Hell and back . . . this fresh and compelling account of Hitler's failed invasion of the Soviet Union should be on everyone's reading list for 2021' Dr Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire______________... ... Read more

    $16.99 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 $5.99 AUD

  • A Mother's Secret

    The heartwrenching new family saga series set in WW2 Battersea

    by Kitty Neale ...
    The heartwrenching new novel from bestselling author Kitty NealeCan she put right the secrets of the past?London, 1939. Winnie Berry has been the landlady of the Battersea Tavern for nearly twenty-five years, and the pub is like home to her - a place of tears and laughter, full of customers that feel like family. A place where she's learned to avoid the quick fists of her husband, and where she's ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Disappearance in Fiji

    A charming debut historical mystery set in 1914 Fiji

    by Nilima Rao ...
    1914, Fiji: Akal Singh, 25, would rather be anywhere but this tropical paradise - or, as he calls it, 'this godforsaken island'. After a promising start to his police career in Hong Kong, Akal has been sent to the farflung colony of Fiji as punishment for a humiliating professional mistake. Lonely and grumpy, Akal plods through his work and dreams of a return to Hong Kong, or even his native India ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Spy

    From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

    A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs"Reads like the show bible for Homeland only her story is real." —Alison Stewart, WNYC"A thrilling tale...Walder’s fast-paced and intense narrative opens a window into life in two of America’s major intelligence agencies" —Publishers Weekly (starred review)... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • All Change at the Beach Hotel

    A heartwarming and romantic World War One saga

    Book 2 - The Beach Hotel Series
    Can she choose between her duty and her heart?While World War One changes the country beyond measure, with food becoming scarce and Britain’s young men being called up to foreign battlefields, it is harder than ever to keep the grand Beach Hotel in Littlehampton running smoothly.Waitress Lili Probert, a young woman who escaped her demanding family in Wales in search of a new life in Sussex, has ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Six

    The Untold Story of America's First Women in Space

    by Loren Grush ...
    The remarkable true story of America's first women astronauts'Lifts the curtain on the moment when Neil Armstrong's "one small step for man" expanded to encompass the talent, ambition and perseverance of America's first female astronauts' MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY, bestselling author of Hidden Figures'Strap yourself in for a thrilling ride with genuine American heroes - six women who proved you don't ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Man's Search For Meaning

    The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust

    Over 16 million copies sold worldwide'Every human being should read this book' Simon SinekOne of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD