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Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades - the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land f... read more

Crusaders
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The Italian Renaissance shaped western culture - but it was far stranger and darker than many of us realise.
We revere Leonardo for his art but few now appreciate his ingenious designs for weaponry. We know the Mona Lisa... read more

Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India - A book of beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East In... read more

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
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How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction? Big ... read more

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
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'Outstanding. I'll be recommending this all year.' Sarah Bakewell
'A beautiful and deeply moving book.' Sally Rooney
'I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.' Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925
Me... read more

Square Haunting: Five Women and Freedom in Interwar London
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What was behind the wall and the wire? The local people knew ... fine courtyards ... an old swimming pool ... dilapidated tennis courts and a remnant garden, now wild and sprawling.
The Abbotsford Convent was this haunted place, left to languish ... read more

The Convent: A City Finds Its Heart (Abbotsford)
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A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy
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Series:Democracy Trilogy Ser.

Kathy Lette: (author best known for her works 'Puberty Blues' & 'How To Kill Your Husband [And Other Handy Household Hints]', and friend of Bookoccino)
"Clare Wright's celebration of the trail-blazing Austra... read more

You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World
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 History

At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield wa... read more

Women to the Front
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
We think we know ancient Greece, the civilisation that shares the same name and gave us just about everything that defines 'western' culture today, in the arts, sciences, social sciences and politics. Yet, as Greece has b... read more

Greece - Biography of a Modern Nation
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Japan Story is a fascinating, surprising account of Japan's culture, from the 'opening up' of the country in the mid 19th century to the present, through the eyes of people who always had their doubts about modernity - who greeted it not with t... read more

Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present
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Told for the first time, this is the epic story of the Milne Bay campaign of 1942 - which saw Japanese land forces suffer their first defeat of the war - and has properly been called the RAAF's forgotten finest hour.
September 1942 marked the high-... read more

Turning Point: The Battle for Milne Bay 1942
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