A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!
Winner of the European Book Prize. "A masterpiece of historical journalism ...A must read for anyone interested in the Holocaust and its aftermath". (Jan T. Gross). On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the aftern... read more
A biography that offers a fresh portrait of Anne Boleyn, one of England's most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, it reconsiders Boleyn's girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry, and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies.
Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. Starting with underwear - did you know Eli... read more
In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as... read more
"Scandalgate" is part of "The Pocket History series" - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. A leader is a salesman selling a version of themselves and w... read more
A stunning, fully illustrated guide to the country and times that shaped our greatest short story writer -- a feast of images and relevant excerpts from Mansfield's stories and journals. Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington in 1888 and died in France in 1923, re... read more
"A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport." (Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs). "Next year's centenary will... read more
"Journeys of Discovery" is part of "The Pocket History series" - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. What would it have been like to be Ferdinand Magel... read more