Take Up and Read!

This is a running list of books that I am collecting and reading, a blog starting with the book I am currently reading which is adding to a list that has been building since 1998.


This page was last updated on 21/10/07.

Currently Reading: The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Charles Darwin. (Originally published London, 1859.) Modern Library Paperback Edition. New York 1998. ISBN 0 375 75146 7

God is Not Great. How Religion poisons everything. Christopher Hitchens. Allen & Unwin NSW Australia 2007. ISBN 978 1 74175 222 9

The Story of England, Makers of the Realm. Arthur Bryant. London 1955. The Reprint Society Ltd

The Age of Chivalry. Arthur Bryant. London 1965. The Reprint Society Ltd

The Black Prince. Hubert Cole. Oxford 1976. Purnell Book Services.

The Templars. Piers Paul Read. London 2004. Phoenix Press. ISBN 0 75381 087 5

The Life of Matthew Flinders. Miriam Estensen. NSW Australia 2003. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1 74114 152 4

Empire. The British Imperial Experience, 1765 to the present. Denis Judd. HarperCollinsPublishers. London, 1996. ISBN 0 00 255237 x

Captain Cook, The seamen's seaman: A study of the great discoverer. Alan Villiers. Penguin Classic Biography. 2001.

Voyage in the Beagle. On charter to BBC Television for 'The Voyage of Charles Darwin' John Goldsmith. Chatto & Windus. London. 1978. ISBN 0701125357

William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's first natural historian. Alex S. George. Blooming Books. Australia. 1999. ISBN 1 876473 12 6

Evolution's Captain.The dark fate of the man who sailed Charles Darwin around the world. Peter Nichols. Harper Collins Publishers. New York/Sydney. I.S.B.N. 0 7322 7478 8.

Sarah Island. An account of the penal settlements of Sarah Island, Tasmania, from 1822 to 1847. Ian Brand F.C.I.S. Regal Publications. Tasmania. I.S.B.N. 0 949457 31 0

Port Arthur 1830-1877A compelling history of Australia's most infamous convict settlement. Ian Brand F.C.I.S. Regal Publications. Tasmania. I.S.B.N. 0 949457 35 3

Galileo's daughter. Dava Sobel. Fourth Estate. London. 2000. ISBN 1 85702 712 4

Lincoln. The Cathedral and See. London. G. Bell & Sons. 1911. First Published 1898.

Trinity Hall. The History of a Cambridge College. 1350-1992. Charles Crawley. Second Edition enlarged by Graham Storey. Printed for the College. Cambridge University Press. 1992.

Trinity Hall, The Story of the Library, 1350-2000. Celebrating 650 years of education and learning. Lavinia Hinton. University Printing Services, University Press, Cambridge. 2000.

Froissart's Chronicles. Translated and Edited by John Jolliffe. Penguin Books. Classic History. London. 2001. First published by Harvill Press Ltd. 1967. Written by Jean Froissart in the late 1300's.

Napoleon & Wellington. Andrew Roberts. Phoenix Press. London. 2002. ISBN 1 84212 480 3

Darwin. A Life in Science. Michael White and John Gribbin, Simon & Schuster. 1996. London. 0-684-81678-4

Fossils, Finches and Fuegians. Charles Darwin's Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle, 1832-1836. Richard Keynes. Harper Collins. London. 2002. ISBN 0 00 714227 7

George IV Alan Palmer. Cardinal. Kings and Queens series. London. 1975

Wellington, A Personal History. Christopher Hibbert. HarperCollinsPublishers. London. 1997. ISBN 0 246 13815 7

Marengo, The Myth of Napoleon's Horse. Jill Hamilton. Fourth Estate. London. 2000. ISBN 1-84115-352-4

Horatio Nelson. Tom Pocock. Brockhampton Press. London. 1999. ISBN 1 86019 908 9

Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. Claremont Classics. 1999.

Napoleon. Vincent Cronin. Harper Collins. London. 1994. ISBN 0 00 637521 9

The life of Matthew Flinders. Ernest Scott. Angus & Robertson. 2001. First published 1914. ISBN 0 207 19717 2

Ill-starred captains : Flinders and Baudin. Anthony J. Brown. Crawford House Publishing. Adelaide, Australia. 2000. ISBN 1 86333 192 1

In the Heart of the Sea. The epic true story that inspired Moby Dick. Nathaniel Philbrick. Flamingo. 2000. ISBN 0 00 257212 5 (tpb)

The Journals of Captain Cook. Prepared from the original manuscripts by J.C. Beaglehole for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-67. Selected and edited by Philip Edwards. Penguin Books. 1999.

Big Chief Elizabeth. How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World. Giles Milton. Hodder and Stoughton. London. 2000. ISBN 0340 748818

Culloden. With a new preface for the 250th anniversary edition of this classic study, a magnificent reconstruction of the Highlanders tragic moorland battle. John Prebble. Penguin Books. London. 1996.

The Story of Greenwich. Clive Aslet. Fourth Estate. London. 1999. ISBN 1 85702 825 2

How the Irish saved civilization. The untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of Medieval Europe. Thomas Cahill. Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1995

The Spice Islands Voyage. In Search of Wallace. Tim Severin. Little, Brown and Company. (UK) 1997.

Longitude.The true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. Dava Sobel. Fourth Estate. London. 1998.

Islands of Angry Ghosts. Murder, Mayhem and Mutiny. The story of the Batavia. Hugh Edwards. HarperCollins, Australia, 2000.

Children of the Empire. Anthony Hewitt. With a Foreword by Hayley Mills. Kangaroo Press. 1995.

1788. Comprising a narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson. Watkin Tench. Edited and Introduced by Tim Flannery. The Text Publishing Company. Melbourne. 1999.

Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia by Charles Sturt. First Published 1833. Les Hiddins Series. Corkwood Press. North Adelaide. 1999

Nathaniel's Nutmeg. How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History. Giles Milton. Hodder & Stoughton. 1999.

Discovery. The Quest for the Great South Land. Miriam Estensen. Allen & Unwin. 1999.

Endeavour. The story of Captain Cook's first great epic voyage. Peter Aughton. The Windrush Press, Gloucestershire. 1999.

William Dampier. A New Voyage Round The World. The Journal of an English Buccaneer. First published 1697. Foreword by Giles Milton. Hummingbird Press. London. 1998.

Colonel William Light - Founder of a City. Geoffrey Dutton and David Elder. Melbourne University Press. 1991.

Wreck of the Sydney Cove. Max Jeffreys. New Holland Publishers. 1997.

The Fatal Shore. A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868. Robert Hughes. The Harvill Press. London. 1996.

Captain James Cook. A biography. Richard Hough. Coronet Books, Hodder & Stoughton. 1994.

The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks. The Australian Journey. Edited by Paul Brunton. Angus & Robertson. An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, Australia in association with The State Library of New South Wales. 1998.

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