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  • Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange

    an uplifting, feelgood romance

    by Jenny Kane

    series The Mill Grange Series #1
    'I am a big fan of Jenny Kane' Katie Fforde.Thea Thomas needs to get away from her old life... and the interfering ex who won't leave her alone. When she lands a job heading up the restoration of Mill Grange, a stunning Victorian manor in Somerset, it feels like the perfect opportunity to start afresh.What she didn't anticipate was how hostile the volunteer team – led by the formidable Mabel ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • A City Lost and Found

    Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

    by Robyn Annear

    “Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.” —Herald, 1925.The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892–1992). Its famous sign – ‘Whelan the Wrecker is Here’ on a pile of shifting rubble – was a laconic ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Anzac's Long Shadow

    The Cost of Our National Obsession

    by James Brown

    series Redback #4
    A century ago we got it wrong. We sent thousands of young Australians on a military operation that was barely more than a disaster. It’s right that a hundred years later we should feel strongly about that. But have we got our remembrance right? What lessons haven’t we learned about war, and what might be the cost of our Anzac obsession?Defence analyst and former army officer James Brown believes ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Tales from the Tower of London

    by Daniel Diehl

    The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place with frightening regularity. Tales from the ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Great Swindle

    Prize-winning historical fiction by a master of suspense

    by Pierre Lemaitre and 1 more

    Now a major French film Au revoir là*-haut -*** Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille**.**October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Life in a Medieval Castle

    by Brenda Ralph Lewis

    How would you feel if you woke up in a medieval castle tomorrow morning? What would your bed be like? What would you eat? What sights and smells would be around you? Whisking you back in time, this little book will show you exactly what it would be like to be there. ... Read more

    $3.84 AUD

  • The Hotel on Place Vendome

    Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris

    by Tilar J Mazzeo

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5When France fell to the Germans ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The House

    The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it

    by Helen Pitt

    Winner of the 2018 Walkley Book AwardThe best-loved building in Australia nearly didn't get off the drawing board. When it did, the lives of everyone involved in its construction were utterly changed: some for the better, many for the worse.Helen Pitt tells the stories of the people behind the magnificent white sails of the Sydney Opera House. From the famous conductor and state premier who ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • 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

    $15.34 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

  • Autumn Leaves at Mill Grange

    a feelgood, cosy autumn romance

    by Jenny Kane

    series The Mill Grange Series #2
    'I am a big fan of Jenny Kane' Katie Fforde.At Mill Grange, the work – and the fun – never stops!Sam Philips' time in the forces changed him forever. Supported by his friends, Sam is keen to help make beautiful Mill Grange a safe retreat for injured army personnel... but his crippling claustrophobia means Sam is living in a tent on the grounds! Enlisting the help of charming village stalwarts Bert ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • Yorkshire's Secret Castles

    A Concise Guide & Companion

    by Paul C. Levitt

    The Yorkshire countryside’s ancient earthwork castles, built in the time of the Norman Conquest, come to life in this beautiful guide—includes pictures!The Norman conquest of the British isle was a landmark event in England’s history, drawing a line between its misty Roman and Saxon origins and the grand empire it would eventually become. Largely built after 1071, the era’s castles were basic ... Read more

    $21.99 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

  • In Search of Britain's Haunted Castles

    by Paul Abrahams and 1 more

    It could easily be said that in the UK we are spoilt for choice when it comes to atmospheric historic buildings and certainly Britain’s many castles are liberally scattered all over the country. The ninety or so castles selected in this book have been chosen for their prevalence of spectral tales and the legendary events associated with them: whether grisly executions or bloody battles, their ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • The Lighthouse Stevensons

    by Bella Bathurst

    Bella Bathurst’s epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds.‘Whenever I smell salt water, I know that I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors,’ wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in 1880. ‘When the lights come out at sundown along the shores of Scotland, I am proud to think they burn more brightly for the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Rift in the Earth

    Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial

    by James Reston Jr.

    A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam MemorialA Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious “art war” that raged between 1979 and 1984 over what kind of memorial should be built to honor the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. The story intertwines art, ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Battle for Home

    Memoir of a Syrian Architect

    by Marwa al-Sabouni and 1 more

    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

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Harbour

    A city's heart, a country's soul

    by Scott Bevan

    *‘The finest harbour deserves the finest book … A colourful, fascinating and enduring account of the greatest waterway in the hemisphere.’*Simon Winchester*‘This book is a joy to read. And essential for anyone who loves Sydney Harbour ... And who doesn’t?’*Ken DoneIn the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd's The Thames, a celebration of one of the world’s great waterways.Everyone knows Sydney ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How to Build a Simple Three Bedroom Shipping Container House

    by Bill Hebner

    Architects in the western world spend their time creating “form”, building that are not just buildings… they are an expression of art… When architects use shipping containers to build they are creating something cool… too cool for most of us that want a practical place to live.Township people in Africa and other developing countries want “function”. With whatever I can find, please just give me a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Alhambra

    by Robert Irwin

    The Alhambra, the 'red fort' on its rocky hill above Granada with its fountained courts and gardens and intricate decoration has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In a stimulating new book in the 'Wonders of the World' series Robert Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its engrossing and often mysterious history.Built by a bloody and threatened dynasty of Muslim Spain, the ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • Walk On The Planet Earth

    Walk. Travel Magazine, #1

    by MWT Publishing

    series Walk. Travel Magazine #1
    From Space our planet looks like a small blue ball. But for us it is huge and incomprehensible. We live on a beautiful planet,the Universe rewarded it with towering mountains, vast plains and deserts, deep oceans and seas, thick forests and jungles. For many hundreds of thousands of years the human influenced nature creations and continued bringing something new to the image of our planet. Now ... Read more

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  • Eiffel's Tower

    The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It

    by Jill Jonnes

    The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it, by the author of Conquering Gotham and Urban ForestsIn this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • The 99% Invisible City

    A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

    by Roman Mars and 2 more

    __________Out now: The most entertaining and fascinating book about architecture and design, from the wildly popular podcast 99% Invisible.__________A New York Times Bestseller'Full of surprises and quirky information . . . a fascinating journey through the over-familiar.' - Financial Times, Best Books of 2020'[A] diverse and enlightening boo... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Built

    The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

    by Roma Agrawal

    Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see?No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible.In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD