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  • A Sense of Balance

    by John Howard ...
    On how our sense of balance has defined us as a nation and will safeguard our future.In the years that John Howard served in the national parliament he came to understand the special character of Australia; to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses; and most importantly to respect the sense of balance in the formulation of public policy that has long defined us as a nation and made Australia an ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Grit in the Pearl

    The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (The shocking true story behind A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany)

    by Lyndsy Spence ...
    The shocking true story behind A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s life was one of complexity and controversy. Born Ethel Margaret Whigham, the only child of a Scottish self-made millionaire and a beautiful high-society woman, her childhood was rich and splendid – but empty. She was a daddy’s girl with an absent father, living with a jealous ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tea with Hitler

    The Secret History of the Royal Family and the Third Reich

    by Dean Palmer ...
    After the Second World War, war crimes prosecutors charged two of King George VI’s closest German relatives with ‘crimes against humanity’. American soldiers discovered top-secret documents at Marburg Castle that exposed treacherous family double-dealing inside the Royal Family. Two of the King’s brothers had flirted dangerously with the Nazi regime in duplicitous games of secret diplomacy.To ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Blood and Iron

    The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918

    by Katja Hoyer ...
    Before 1871, Germany was not yet a nation but simply an idea. Otto von Bismarck had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to rival the empires of Britain and France – all without destroying itself in the process? In a unique study of five decades that changed the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Firefox Down

    by Craig Thomas ...
    Book 2 - The Mitchell Gant Thrillers
    Firefox is down and on thin ice…The unputdownable thriller from a modern masterBadly damaged and rapidly losing fuel after a brutal dogfight, stolen Cold War super-plane Firefox is forced to land on a frozen lake twenty miles from the Norwegian frontier. When the ice breaks, pilot Mitchell Gant has no choice but to abandon the aircraft and run for his life.As NATO races against the Soviets to ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Killing Streets

    Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer

    series The Australian Crime Vault
    **WINNER OF THE 2020 DANGER PRIZE**From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the fascinating story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body of a woman was found in Queens Park, Sydney. It was a popular park. There were houses in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rogue Spy: Spymaster 5 (A series of sweeping, passionate historical romance)

    by Joanna Bourne ...
    series Spymaster
    Joanna Bourne returns to the French Revolution, pairing espionage and burning romance to create an unforgettable love story. For fans of Stephanie Laurens, Elizabeth Hoyt and Poldark, this is a must-read.For years he's lived a lie. Now it's time to tell the truth - even if it costs him the woman he loved.Ten years ago Thomas Paxton was a boy sent by revolutionary France to infiltrate the British ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Suitcase Baby

    The heartbreaking true story of a shocking crime in 1920s Sydney

    series The Australian Crime Vault
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 NED KELLY AWARD, DANGER PRIZE AND WAVERLEY LIBRARY NIBTrue history that is both shocking and too real, this unforgettable tale moves at the pace of a great crime novel.In the early hours of Saturday morning, 17 November 1923, a suitcase was found washed up on the shore of a small beach in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. What it contained - and why - would prove to be ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Happiest Little Town

    Happiness has a way of catching up with you, even when you’ve given up trying to find it.Tilly doesn’t believe she can ever be happy againThirteen-year-old Tilly’s world is torn apart when her single mother dies suddenly and she is sent a million miles from everything she has ever known to a small country town and a guardian who’s a total stranger.Kate is sure she will be happy just as soon as she ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Coronation: A History of the British Monarchy

    by Roy Strong ...
    The definitive history of coronations and the Royal Family, from acclaimed writer Roy Strong.’What is the finest sight in the world? A Coronation.What do people talk most about? A Coronation.What is delightful to have passed? A Coronation.’Horace Walpole, 1761As a boy of sixteen, Roy Strong watched the grand procession carrying Queen Elizabeth II to her coronation. The spectacle was considered the ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • The Murderer's Bride

    A mystery of tragedy and family secrets in Edwardian Sydney

    series The Australian Crime Vault
    The charlatan Alicks Sly murdered his wife, Ellie, and killed himself with a cut-throat razor in a house in Sydney's Newtown in early 1904, leaving their children to a wretched fate. He wasn't the only man to murder his wife - or try - that year. Life in the big city could be harsh and brutal, and so could marriage.Sociologist Tanya Bretherton traces the brutal story of Ellie, one of several ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARR****ÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy av... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Life After Life

    The global bestseller, now a major BBC series

    by Kate Atkinson ...
    The PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, now a major BBC1 DRAMA SERIES starring Thomasin McKenzie, Sian Clifford and James McArdle*,* directed by BAFTA award-winning John Crowley.'Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound... one of the best novels I've read this century' Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of GONE GIRL'A box of delights ... it grips the reader's imagination on the first page and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Subterranean Railway

    How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever

    Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history.From the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Soldier's Daughter

    The BRAND NEW gripping historical novel from AnneMarie Brear for 2022

    'Mesmerising from beginning to end.' Lizzie LaneYorkshire 1860With the heat of their beloved India far behind them, Evie Davenport and her widowed British Army officer father, are starting a new life in England. But Evie is struggling. With her dearest mother gone, Yorkshire with its cold, damp countryside and strict societal rules makes Evie feel suffocated and alone.Her friendship with Sophie ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERDiscover the incredible true story of WW2's most extraordinary spy - from the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor.'His best book yet' The Times________________From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Reflections of Alan Turing

    A Relative Story

    by Dermot Turing ...
    Everyone knows the story of the codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing.Except …When Dermot Turing is asked about his famous uncle, people want to know more than the bullet points of his life. They want to know everything – was Alan Turing actually a codebreaker? What did he make of artificial intelligence? What is the significance of Alan Turing’s trial, his suicide, the Royal Pardon ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow ...
    series Great Lives
    You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father.'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A House Unlocked

    A House Unlocked is Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively's classic memoir.The only child of divorced parents, Penelope Lively was often sent to stay at her grandparents' country house Golsoncott. Years later, as the house was sold out of the family, she began to piece together the lives of those she knew fifty years before.In a needlework sampler, she sees her grandmother and the wartime ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Between Giants

    The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

    by Prit Buttar ...
    During World War II, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia found themselves trapped between the giants of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Over the course of the war these states were repeatedly occupied by different forces, and local government organizations and individuals were forced to choose between supporting the occupying forces or forming partisan units to resist their occupation. Devastated ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    ‘An intoxicating brew of science, philosophy and futurism’ Mail on Sunday

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In our increasingly uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Spellbinding' GuardianThe world-renowned historian and intellectual Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Kokoda

    75th Anniversary Edition

    Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle.Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved.'for Australians, the battles in Papua New ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD