It is one of the most popular podcasts in australia, with over five million downloaded programs every month. Richard fidler is a guest at melbourne writers festival. It has a lovely storytelling feel to it made all the better by richard fidler reading the audio version. Ghost empire brings the forgotten story of the lost capital of byzantium into life, with some of the most extraordinary tales in history. Ghost empire was published in australia in july 2016 by abc books and is available as an ebook, and audio book. In 2014 richard travelled to istanbul with his son, to find the stories of constantinoples dazzling 1100 yearlong history. Richard is the author of the bestselling book ghost empire.
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Fidlers ghost empire, on the other hand, is absolutely the best option for readers wanting to begin understanding this part of history. About the author richard fidler, born november 1964, is a wellknown australian abc radio presenter, best known for his hourlong. W wikipedia citation please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. As a history enthusiast fidler has delved into the extensive research and writings of these learned women and men to fashion a highlyreadable, comprehensive, vivid and engaging history. This book is part memoir, history and travel journal. Ghost empire is a rare treasure an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller in 2014, richard fidler and his son joe made a journey to istanbul. Ghost empire by richard fidler 9780733335259 booktopia. The program is abc radios most popular podcast, downloaded more than three million times.
In 2014, richard fidler and his son joe made a journey to istanbul. Renowned australian author and broadcaster richard fidler. As a history enthusiast fidler has delved into the extensive research and writings of these learned women and men to fashion a highlyreadable, comprehensive, vivid and engaging history of the byzantine empire. Ghost empire by richard fidler, 9780733335259, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Richard fidler presents conversations with richard fidler, an indepth, upcloseandpersonal interview program broadcast across australia on abc radio. Ghost empire by richard fidler abc conversations with.
Booktopia ghost empire, 12 audio cds included audio book. Ghost empire, richard fidler shop online for books in. Richard fidler born november 1964 is an australian radio presenter and writer, best known for his hourlong interview program, conversations with richard fidler on the australian broadcasting corporation abc, and as a former member of the australian comedy group the doug anthony all stars. Its labyrinthine its byzantine intrigues cast their shadows over the city still. Description saga land by richard fidler i adored this book a wondrous compendium of icelands best sagas hannah kent. The glimpses into their lives are poignant and touchinglate in the book fidler reminisces about the days when he could scoop his son. Buy ghost empire by richard fidler, hardcover, 9780733335259 online at the nile.
In ghost empire radio presenter richard fidler recounts his travels to rome and istanbul with his 14yearold son, exploring the fabled land walls of constantinople and undertaking a rite of passage of sorts as fidlers son starts his journey into manhood. In another life, richard was a member of australian comedy trio the doug anthony allstars daas, which played to audiences all over the world. Inspired by richards passion for the rich history of the dazzling byzantine empire centred on the legendary constantinople ghost empire sweeps us into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. Fidler displays great charm in the telling of his tale, spicing it with delicious gossip. See more ideas about books to read, books and reading. Richard fidlers ghost empire brings constantinople to life.
Richard fidlers book ghost empire is proof positive that the recording and elucidation of historical events is not the exclusive domain of scholarly historians. Richard fidlers ghost empire is a fatherandson journey of discovery into the lost world of byzantium. Between constantinoples founding in 330 to its final siege by the ottoman turks in 1453, there. Fired by richards passion for the rich history of the dazzling byzantine empirecentred around the legendary constantinoplewe are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in. The tale of the ghost empire has bridged the gap between a father and son, enriching the contemporary world with the echoes of the past. In a true voyage of discovery, richard fidler and his son, joe, make a journey to istanbul. Their journey became the starting point for fidlers debut book ghost empire that will be released in late july. Fired by richards passion for the rich history of the dazzling byzantine empirecentered around the legendary constantinoplewe are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. Saga land by richard fidler 9780733338236 boomerang books. Conversations is the most popular podcast in australia, with close to four million programs downloaded every month. The two of us, snuggled on a couch on a friday night, bitching about character development, writing style and plot arches haha.
Ghost empire is a rare treasurean utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated by a master storyteller. Richard fidler, richard fidler, bolinda publishing pty ltd. Richard will be taking part in author events around the country throughout the year. The book signing after t he speech was very well attended, with. Literary debut for richard fidler with ghost empire. About the author richard fidler presents conversations with richard fidler, an indepth, up close and personal interview program broadcast across australia on abc radio. While i read my last book, istanbul by bettany hughes i wrote about it here, my husband read this other book about istanbulconstantinople.1329 587 99 146 72 958 690 258 1097 125 1048 220 39 1562 1447 144 109 25 1139 1546 1432 1478 1533 1209 56 904 540 74 1118 1008 249 1153 1298 814 848 1266 1556 611 1272 129 431 121 282 122 311 538 750 373 274 219