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  • 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

  • City of Fortune

    How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

    by Roger Crowley ...
    A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lizard Strategy

    Translated by Joseph Farrell ...
    Italy's Maigret returns in another smouldering noir from a master of the police procedural"A master storyteller" Barry Forshaw, IndependentParma is blanketed in snow, but this pristine, white veneer cannot mask the stench of corruption. Its officials are no longer working for its people - only for themselves - crime is out of control and resentment festers in every district.Commissario Soneri ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • See Naples and Die

    The second book in a much loved Italian travel memoir trilogy which also includes the delightful When in Rome and Girl by Sea.After three years living and working in Italy, Australian journalist Penelope Green needs a reason to stick around - true love or gainful employment.When a job comes up in Naples - crime capital of Italy, home of pizza and the Camorra, and crouched at the foot of a volcano ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (1)

    Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

    series Men-at-Arms
    In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' – not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty

    The Borgias have become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, avarice, splendour and venomous intrigue. An inspiration for many works of fiction, most famously Mario Puzo's The Godfather, they have aroused abomination and fascination in almost equal measure, while their patronage of the arts created some of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance.From the powerful, merciless Rodrigo Borgia, better ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Rome

    by Robert Hughes ...
    A dazzling biography of the Eternal City - 'A tour of the great city with a great guide: who could do this better?' EVENING STANDARD.For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula, Cicero, Martial and Virgil. With the artistic blossoming of the Renaissance, he ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Life & Legend Of Lucrezia Borgia

    The most evil woman in history? A pawn of her powerful family? A skilled ruler and a generous patron of the arts? Once described as the 'greatest whore there ever was in Rome', Lucrezia Borgia has captivated historians and artists for centuries with wildly conflicting accounts of her character. This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Lucrezia, ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • When in Rome

    Chasing la dolce vita

    **The first book in a much loved Italian travel memoir trilogy which also includes the delightful See Naples and Die and Girl by Sea.Winner of the Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.**We've all dreamed of a new exotic life in a European city, but who actually goes? When in Rome shows what can happen when you are courageous - and perhaps crazy - enough to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Venice: A History

    by John Davis ...
    Rarely in history has a great city arisen in a less likely place than the islands and mud flats of the Venetian lagoon. But they provided the city's founders with a refuge from the barbarians who had invaded their mainland homes. With energy and ingenuity, these displaced people created a maritime empire of unequaled splendor. At its height, the Republic of Venice was said to encompass "one ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Free Gondola Ride

    Kathleen went to Venice with a goal and a plan. The goal was to write about the lives of a cliched group of men, the gondoliers. The plan included a camera, a notebook, and the perseverance of a serious journalist. But sometimes plans must change.She soon found that a journalist's attitude didn't fly, and a single woman alone in Venice didn't go unnoticed. Changing her approach, she fell in with ... Read more

    $2.51 AUD

  • Life in Ancient Rome

    by Lionel Casson ...
    ". . . gracefully written" - The New York Times. Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of life in ancient Rome - for slaves and emperors, soldiers and commanders alike - during the empire's greatest period, the first and second centuries A.D. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Italy: A History

    Here, from New York Times bestselling historian Vincent Cronin, is the extraordinary story of Italy - from the birth of the Roman Empire to the rise of the city-states through the Renaissance and the making of modern Italy. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • The Colosseum: A History

    More than 1,500 years have passed since the last blood - human or animal - was spilled in the Colosseum, but the massive building erected by the Flavian emperors has continued to play a role in history. This book tells the dramatic story of the Colosseum - from its bloody gladiatorial games and the sacrifice of early Christians to the dismantling of the arena and its final restoration. The book ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Girl by Sea

    Love, life and food on an Italian island

    The conclusion to Penelope Green's bestselling trilogy about her life in Italy that includes When in Rome and See Naples and DieFrom her rooftop terrace, Penelope looks out across the sparkling waters of the Bay of Naples, and into a garden of lemon trees and magnolias. Has her Italian dream come true?Imagine catching a ferry home and stepping onto a waterfront lined with multicoloured buildings, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • River of Shadows

    A Commissario Soneri Mystery

    Translated by Joseph Farrell ...
    Introducing Commissario Soneri - Italy's answer to Inspector Maigret - and shortlisted for the C.W.A. International Dagger, River of Shadows is a brooding, visceral crime novel packed with atmosphere and tension."A master storyteller" Barry Forshaw, IndependentA relentless deluge lashes the Po Valley, and the river itself swells beyond its limits. A barge breaks free of its moorings and drifts ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Pursuit of Italy

    A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples

    by David Gilmour ...
    The book that explains the whole extraordinary course of Italian history like no other in EnglishThe Pursuit of Italy traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from personal experience, and peopled by many of the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medici, from Cavour and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rome

    Eternal City

    The sweeping story of the city of Rome, told through twenty-two moments that shaped its history.***A Times History Book of the Year***'Vivid, pacey... Superb' The Times.'Grand narrative underpinned by serious reading' Guardian.'Confident, elegant... Admirably ambitious' Daily Mail.From Romulus and Remus to the films of Fellini, Rome has always exerte... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Barbarians

    by Grace Cole ...
    Here is the dramatic story of the barbarians, beginning with the epochal event that shook civilization and signaled the end of the western empire: the sacking of Rome by the Visigoth Alaric in the early fifth-century CE. Historian Grace Cole steps back and reviews the long history of barbarian invaders who pushed into Europe from the steppes of Asia, beginning 3,000 years ago with the nomadic ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on The World's Most Powerful Mafia

    by Alex Perry ...
    You are born into it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute, bloodshed revered and you kill or go to your grave before betraying The Family. This code of omertà is how the 'Ndrangheta became the world’s most powerful mafia. The Good Mothers is the story of the women who broke the silence.We live in their buildings, work in their companies, shop in their stores, eat in their restaurants and elect ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Romans

    by Grace Cole ...
    Here is the dramatic story of Rome and the men and women who made it the greatest empire the world has ever known. New York Times bestselling historian Grace Cole writes in vivid detail of the critical events in Rome's 500-year history and of the complex, flawed leaders - from Augustus and Caligula to Caesar and and Constantine - who steered it through the storms of history. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Gold, Frankincense and Dust

    A Commissario Soneri Investigation

    Translated by Joseph Farrell ...
    Parma. A multiple pile-up occurs on the autostrada into the city. A truck transporting cattle skids off the road. Dozens of cows and bulls go on the rampage, injured and crazed. In the chaos, the burned body of a young woman is found at the side of the road. Her death has no apparent link to the carnage.Commissario Soneri is assigned the case. It is a welcome distraction: his mercurial lover ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Woman Much Missed

    A Commissario Soneri Investigation

    Translated by Joseph Farrell ...
    Italy's Maigret returns in another smouldering noir from a master of the police procedural"A master storyteller" Barry Forshaw, IndependentA few days before Christmas, with Parma gripped by frost and fog, Ghitta Tagliavini, the elderly owner of a guesthouse in the old town centre, is found murdered in her apartment.The case is assigned to Commissario Soneri, but the investigation holds a painful, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD