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  • Cilka's Journey

    The Sunday Times bestselling sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.After liberation, Cilka is charged as a ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Lyrics

    1956 to the Present

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I've always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD

  • Lev's Violin

    An Italian Adventure

    by Helena Attlee ...
    *A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah MoggachFrom the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    'Readers look for and admire good writers and great writing. They will find it, in spades, in The Battle of the Bismarck Sea.' - The Canberra TimesIn the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Tobacco Girls

    The start of a wonderful new saga series for 2021

    by Lizzie Lane ...
    series The Tobacco Girls #1
    'A gripping saga and a storyline that will keep you hooked' *Rosie Goodwin, bestselling author.*The start of a thrilling new series, from bestselling author Lizzie Lane set in Bristol which follows three friends through thick and thin.Bristol 1939.School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W. D. H. O. Wills tobacco ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 1938: Hitler's Gamble

    In this masterly new work, acclaimed historian Giles MacDonogh explores the moment when Hitler gambled everything. Until 1938, Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem to Germany alone; after 1938 he was clearly a threat to the entire world.In that year The Third Reich came of age and the Führer showed his hand - bringing Germany into line with Nazi ideology and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Antwerp

    The Glory Years

    by Michael Pye ...
    A rich history of Antwerp from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Edge of the WorldEven before Amsterdam there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp.Antwerp was sensational like nineteenth-century Paris or twentieth-century New York, somewhere anything could happen or at least be believed: killer bankers, easy kisses, a market in secrets and every ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended'Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race'Tim Harf... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Marching with the Devil

    Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

    by David Mason ...
    David Mason graduated from the Australian National University with a law degree and an honours degree. Like those around him, he could easily have settled for a life of share portfolios, good suits, new cars and big houses. But David wanted more – he wanted a challenge, an adventure, something beyond the ordinary that would test him physically and mentally. He looked around to see what he could do ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A New Dawn Over Mulberry Lane

    The brand new instalment in the bestselling Mulberry Lane series for 2022

    by Rosie Clarke ...
    series The Mulberry Lane Series #8
    **Brand new in the bestselling Mulberry Lane series by Rosie Clarke.**London 1958Life has moved on since the war and the youngsters of Mulberry Lane are growing up fast.Peggy’s Ronaski’s family is struggling with growing pains but she is always there, strong, reliable and ready to help whenever a crisis hits.Meanwhile, Maureen Hart has family problems of her own to contend with.Together they will ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

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  • They Shall Not Have Me

    The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II

    The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion’s infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes as they advanced through France in the early days of the war. The soldiers chant as they ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Game and the Governess: Winner Takes All 1

    by Kate Noble ...
    series Winner Takes All
    From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the first in a sparkling and witty new historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.As the Earl of Ashby, Lord Edward Granville has never been in short supply of luck. Making a wager that he can have any ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Lie and the Lady: Winner Takes All 2

    by Kate Noble ...
    series Winner Takes All
    From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the second novel in a sparkling and wickedly witty historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.He once posed as a lord and fell for a lady. Can he win her heart all over again?John Turne... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Dare and the Doctor: Winner Takes All 3

    by Kate Noble ...
    series Winner Takes All
    From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the third novel in a dazzling and superbly witty historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.The best of friends might be the perfect match . . . What's the worst that can happen?Margare... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Humanity

    the Recent Moral History

    This book is about history and morality in the twentieth century. It is about the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, the Gulag, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and many other atrocities.In modern technological war, victims are distant and responsibility is fragmented. The scientists making the atomic bomb thought that they were only ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ill Fares The Land

    A Treatise On Our Present Discontents

    'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' - Oliver GoldsmithSomething is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our sense of shared purpose. But we have forgotten how to think about the life we live ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    ****SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening StandardSelected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New StatesmanA Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire

    The Demise of a Superpower, 1944-47

    by Peter Clarke ...
    'I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.'Winston Churchill's famous statement in November 1942, just as the tide of the Second World War was beginning to turn, pugnaciously proclaimed his loyalty to the world-wide institution which he had served devotedly for most of his life. The majority of the British people, who believed they ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Napoleon

    by Frank McLynn ...
    Napoleon Bonaparte's character and achievements have always divided critics and commentators. In this compelling new biography Frank McLynn draws on the most recent scholarship and throws a brilliant light on this most paradoxical of men - as military leader, lover and emperor.Tracing Napoleon's extraordinary career, Mc Lynn examines the Promethean legend from the Corsican roots, through the years ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Goddess

    The Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe

    More than half a century after her death, Marilyn Monroe is arguably still one of the most famous people in the world. Her life was a contrast of public brilliance and private misery, her death a tragedy suffused by dark questions - about her relations with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Drawing on more than 600 first-hand interviews, Anthony Summers offers the classic, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Day the World Came to Town

    9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

    by Jim DeFede ...
    The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the AuthorWhen 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Unwomanly Face of War

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureBringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Dracula Secrets

    Jack the Ripper and the Darkest Sources of Bram Stoker

    Since its publication in 1897, there have been suggestions that the fictional exploits of Dracula were closely associated with Jack the Ripper than a Transylvanian Count. Historian Neil Storey provides the first British-based investigation of the sources used by Stoker and paints an evocative portrait of Stoker, his influences, friends and the London he knew in the late 19th century. Among Stoker ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD