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 Australian History

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller
 In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van ... read more

The Ship That Never Was

In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of... read more

The Great Shame And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

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 General

Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaOscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the wo... read more

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress

Michelangelo and Leonardo lived five centuries ago, but their works still obsess our culture, with a popular and universal quality that nothing else matches. They have been equally revered and famous since the... read more

The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance

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 General

Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women and peo... read more

Saga Land

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 General

Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaThe idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how peop... read more

Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

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 General

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archer... read more

Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops captures a time when `imagination, skill, and daring' was the source of children's play. Quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades, can all be seen in... read more

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

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 General

"Thanks to their spirituality, asceticism, technical skills and craftsmanship, the Cistercians became one of the most influential monastic orders of the high Middle Ages. Nine centuries ago, when the dynamic energy of the Benedictine order was threatening to ossify into mere grandeur... read more

Cistercian Abbeys

The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones--the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic isl... read more

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

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 Australian History

Old Sydney to Now is a celebration of the city's spectacular growth throughout the decades. From the bustling colonial town of the 1880s, and through each decade of the 20th century to the modern metropolis of today, this book features many photos that have never been befo... read more

Old Sydney To Now