The Nine

The thrilling, cinematic untold story of nine young women, WWII resistance fighters, captured by the Nazis, who launched a breathtakingly bold escape and found their way home. The nine were ordinary women, some still in their teens, who joined the French and Dutch Resistance in the face of Nazi horror and oppression. Caught out inContinue reading “The Nine”


A remarkable new book about Operation Semut, an Australian secret military operation launched by the organisation popularly known as Z Special Unit in the final months of WWII. March 1945. A handful of young Allied operatives are parachuted into the remote jungled heart of the Japanese-occupied island of Borneo, east of Singapore, there to recruitContinue reading “Semut”


‘One of the great stories of archaeology, exploration and espionage … Le Carre meets Peter Hopkirk’ – William Dalrymple For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Masson, deserter, traveller,Continue reading “Alexandria”

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

A dazzling pictorial account of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and a celebration of the British royal family. This book is a stunning visual guide to the world’s most famous royals, from the Queen’s Norman predecessors to her great-grandchildren. It featuresContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family”

World War II The Definitive Visual Guide

This defining period in world history is explored and explained as never before World War II is captured in hundreds of compelling images, presenting the people, places, and politics involved in the epic conflict. Inside this complete visual guide is chronological coverage of the lead up to war, major military battles around the globe, andContinue reading “World War II The Definitive Visual Guide”