Simon Winchester (Author)

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Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester was born and educated in England. He was a foreign correspondent for more than thirty years includng twelve years for the Guardian in Asia, reporting on the Hong Kong handover to China for the newspaper in 1997, and twenty years as the Asia editor for Condé Nast Traveler. He is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestsellng works of non-fiction. He now lives in Massachusetts.

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Book Cover:  Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he describes...
Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin...
Published: 01/06/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141005171
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: The Map That Changed the World
William Smith was not rich or well connected, but his passion for rocks and fossils, and his twenty-year obsession with single-handedly mapping the geology of Britain made him one of the most significant men of the nineteenth century. However his vision cost him dear – his wife went mad, his work was stolen by jealous colleagues who eventually ruined him, and he was imprisoned for debt.

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William Smith was not rich or well connected, but his passion for rocks and fossils, and his twenty-year obsession with single-handedly mapping the geology of Britain made him one of the most significant...
Published: 06/05/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140280395
RRP: $25.00
Book Cover: The Surgeon of Crowthorne
Published: 05/10/1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140271287
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover: The Surgeon of Crowthorne: Popular Penguins
Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the compiler of the first Oxford English Dictionary , and his most valued helper: Dr Minor of Crowthorne, who was also a homicidal lunatic, confined to Broadmoor asylum for murder...
Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the...
Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141037714
RRP: $9.95

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24 Apr 2015
Shortlists announced for 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Congratulations to our Penguin Random House authors who have been shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, announced today.

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey
Golden Boys, Sonya Hartnett

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