An expose on Roman history, enlivened with stories of attacks and occupations and detailed research on the social, cultural, religious and archaeological history of Rome and its citizens.
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Fast facts and silly trivia. More than 300 pages of fun, bite-sized minutia, compiled by the team behind television’s QI, a comical British panel game show.
An enjoyable collection of previously published pieces from award-winning author and historian Don Watson, who is also a humourist and was Paul Keating’s speechwriter and biographer.
The former global copy editor of Buzzfeed looks at language, how it changes, and how it is used in the art of communication, including the use of emojis in text messaging and social media.
A fun, rollicking, full cast Dr Who audio adventure featuring the original actors reprising their roles as the fifth Doctor and his companions Adric, Nyssa and Tegan.
A horror parody set thirteen years after the heyday of a child sleuthing gang when the members return to their hometown and realise that their last case never ended.
An in depth biography of poet and artist Edward Lear, best known for his poem “The Owl and the Pussycat”, featuring wonderful illustrations, images of paintings and sketches, plus examples of Lear’s writing.
We take a look at the first four novels in Mills & Boon’s new sexually graphic series, DARE, which claims to ditch the old rules for romance fiction to suit the new millennium and its readers.
A poignant and respectful collection of titbits of South Australian history pieced together as the author wanders the paths of the West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide.
Last time Alannah Hill was in Adelaide, she motorboated a friend of mine. She’s since launched a new fashion label, reinvented her life, and written her memoirs – and she’s coming to Adelaide to share her experiences with you.
Two new Dr Who full-cast adventures featuring the Forth Doctor and his companion Jo Grant. Each adventure consists of four half-hour episodes on CD or Digital Download.
An omnibus edition of all the useful and absurd trivia you could ever image, from history to animal sexuality, Shakespeare to centipedes. There’s almost 800 pages of fascinating information at your fingertips.
The third novel in the Orphan X series continues the high-octane escapades of Evan Smoak, raised from the age of 12 to be a killing machine and now living underground aiding those needing the kind of help that’s outside the law.
Every Sunday for almost a century, John Cann’s family ran the famous snake show in a pit at La Perouse. This is the memoir of the last of those snake men.
A pretty picturebook for ages 4-9 that highlights the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandson as they spend time together building not one, but two sandcastles that are “magnificent.”
Dr Alex Taylor wakes up on an operating table and is threatened by an unknown man. When she reawakens later, no one believes her story.
The America’s wild west, John Evert Burn sets out to rescue his mother, who was captured in a raid by the Paiute Nation but the search for his mother does not have much call on his time.
The further misadventures of Lillian McBride and her vicious family members who anticipate the worst of each other and act accordingly.
A well-researched guide to self-improvement through behavioural science and evolutionary psychology instead of mystical belief. There’s also a lot of comedy and swearing.
From hours of interviews comes this biography of Geoff Brock, the son of a rabbit trapper and a Port Pirie lad who would grow up to become Mayor of Port Pirie and, eventually, the Minister for Regional Development.