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

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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Awards:Winner of Wolfson History Prize 2017. Short-listed for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a wellknown celebrity is no different from anyone else, and ye... read more

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a ... read more

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

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Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari GĂ­slason 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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#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "Good Housekeeping Booklist Publishers Weekly Bookish" From the internationally bestselling author of "No god but God" comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously research... read more

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide

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Globe Life in Shakespeare's London

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

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

The Coves - San Francisco's first organised-crime gang - were Australians- men and women with criminal careers in Australia who had come to the US, mostly illegally, during the gold rush. The Co... read more

Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California

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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested hi... read more

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas