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            Lev's Violin: An Italian Adventure
             

            Lev's Violin: An Italian Adventure (Hardback)

            By Attlee, Helena

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            When Helena Attlee hears the captivating sound of Lev's violin - an Italian instrument, she is told, named after its former Russian owner - she is instantly entranced, eager to discover all that she can about its ancestry, and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body.... Soon, she sets out for its birthplace, Cremona - once the hometown of famed luthier Antonio Stradivari - and begins a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from the cobbled streets of sixteenth-century Cremona, through cool churches, glittering courts, and little coastal opera houses, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its tale of princes and orphans, virtuosos and fraudsters, collectors, composers, travellers and raconteurs, swells to an enrapturing meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and craft entire cultures.
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            ISBN 9780241402559
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Francis I: The Maker of Modern France
             

            Francis I: The Maker of Modern France (Paperback)

            By Frieda, Leonie

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Jun 21

            The Sunday Times bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation.

            ISBN 9781474601221
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            A Secret of Birds & Bone

            A Secret of Birds & Bone (Hardback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

            • RRP: $26.99
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            In Renaissance Siena, a city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes for the grieving from the bones of their loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Sofia and her friends follow clues carved in bone until they find the terrible truth ...

            ISBN 9781911077947
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age
             

            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everyt...hing from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.
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            ISBN 9780241457856
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            A Short History of Russia
             

            A Short History of Russia (Hardback)

            By Galeotti, Mark

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            • Pub Date
              29 Mar 21

            Can anyone truly understand Russia? Let one of the world's leading experts show you how, using the fascinating history of a nation to illuminate its future. Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and As...ia, it is everyone's 'other'. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master game-player on the global stage with a rich history of war and peace, poets and revolutionaries. In this essential whistle-stop tour of the world's most misunderstood nation, Mark Galeotti takes us behind the myths to the heart of the Russian story: from the formation of a nation to its early legends - including Ivan the Terrible and Catherine the Great - to the rise and fall of the Romanovs, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Chernobyl and the end of the Soviet Union - plus the arrival of an obscure politician named Vladimir Putin.
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            ISBN 9781529106381
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire
               

            In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Bergreen, Laurence

            • RRP: $67.99
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            • Pub Date
              16 Mar 21

            An exploration narrative of the highest order: the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World brings alive the extraordinary life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history--as a pirate ...raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order. Queen Elizabeth's favorite pirate, Francis Drake, was a hot-tempered, red-haired rogue who plundered and pillaged his way to the ends of the earth. The most fascinating and accomplished of all buccaneers, Drake is regarded as a folk hero throughout Great Britain, a combination of unparalleled explorer and Robin Hood. He was vigorous and daring, but also a brash hustler who beguiled the nearly insolvent young queen of England with promises of gold and silver, and tales of heroic quests in exotic lands. For Elizabeth, he made the impossible real. Drake was the first captain to circumnavigate the globe successfully (Ferdinand Magellan had died in his attempt), and a decade later, when Elizabeth called upon Drake again, he dramatically defeated the Spanish Armada, making possible the rise of the British Empire. Throughout his career he reaped benefits by making himself into the instrument of Elizabeth's imperial ambitions. And as the devil-may-care vice-admiral of the English fleet, he personified England's transition to Great Britain. The relationship between Drake and Elizabeth is the missing link in the rise of the British empire, and its importance has not been fully described or appreciated--until now. Framed around Francis Drake's key explorations as a way to illuminate this crucial moment in British history, In Search of a Kingdom is a rousing adventure narrative mingling wide-ranging historical themes with intimate passions.
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            ISBN 9780063062979
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperLuxe
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            The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance
             

            The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Dr Ross

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion.

            ISBN 9781784742669
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City
             

            London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City (Hardback)

            By Lincoln, Margarette

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The first comprehensive history of seventeenth-century London, told through the lives of those who experienced it

            ISBN 9780300248784
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick
              

            Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick (Hardback)

            By Amin, Nathen

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 21

            A fascinating look at the three pretenders to the Tudor throne

            ISBN 9781445675084
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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            The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein
             

            The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein (Hardback)

            By Moyle, Franny

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 21

            The life of Hans Holbein, the painter who depicted some of the most powerful people of the early sixteenth century.

            ISBN 9781788541213
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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