Arden

Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP) is a leading independent publisher of scholarly & general books. Established in 1991, it releases 80 books a year under its Australian Scholarly & International Scholarly (academic), Arden (general & art books), Tantanoola (fiction) and Chancery Bold (law) imprints.

The Celestials Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9781922952806
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Arden
Illustrations: y
Description:
This closely woven Chinese, Irish and Australian story begins in Canton during the Opium Wars and expands in the Australian Gold Rush of the 19th century. The Chinese miners are entwined in adversity with the rural Irish poor and notorious Kelly Gang.
Hardiman & Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781922669896
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
James Hardiman’s 1820 History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, is a book treasured as a classic of Irish history and tradition, and the Galway he knew so well has continued to build upon its medieval foundations and cultivate its unique heritage. With an inquiring mind and exceptional diligence, Hardiman paved the way for others to follow — and here in Hardiman & Beyond a host of today’s writers explore two further centuries of Galway’s history; the vibrant cultural and artistic life of this compact and energetic city on the edge of Europe."This intricate cultural history of Galway demonstrates the power of visual and performing arts in vitalising and revitalising our lives.

What We Do Next Really Matters

Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781922669209
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Our world is at a critical turning point in history, as certainties are swept aside by a global pandemic, climate change and political upheaval. The choices we make over the next few years How we respond to these challenges will resonate for decades and determine whether we usher in a new Age of Enlightenment or a second Dark Ages. In this compelling book, Mark Roeder makes sense of our predicament, and explains why we must reconsider some of our most fundamental beliefs.
Spider Stories Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781922669391
Pub Date: 05 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Fully illustrated in colour and most informative, this is a personal story about spiders and arachnophobia. With more than a touch of humour, deep curiosity and an artist’s eye the author examines her phobia and the object of her fear. What is a spider?

Alannah Coleman

A Life in Art
Format: Paperback
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781922669438
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Alannah Coleman was admired as a free spirit and loved by many for her creative energy and physical beauty. She was part of a bohemian enclave in Australia and most significantly in postwar London where as a gallery director and curator she cultivated and captivated artists and literary figures such as Arthur Boyd, Charles Bush, Alister Kershaw, Sidney Nolan, Elizabeth Paterson, Albert Tucker and Phyllis Waterhouse. She tirelessly promoted Australian art and was a central figure in the sixties London art scene.

Animals Are Us

A Guide to a Kinder World
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781922669926
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
‘This book will save lives - human and animals.’Victoria Thompson is a passionate advocate for the protection of animals from great harm. She movingly describes our appalling failures in this regard and praises those who press for the enlightened awareness and humane treatment of animals.

Che’s Last Embrace

A Novel
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781922669810
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
A contemporary artist is out to win a portrait prize by sketching a Che Guevara rebel from the old Australian colony in Paraguay. The artist’s brother is troubled by doubts about the rebel’s heroic identity and feels obliged to investigate.Set largely in South America, the novel explores divergent approaches to the truth in the wilds of Bolivia where Che sought to ignite a widespread revolution.
Plague Searchers: Flee quick, go far (Vol II) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781922669964
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
The first months of London’s Great Plague of 1665 give no hope of any improvement, only an ominous warning of worse to come. Those who can are fleeing the city. Those who can’t – the poor, the old, and a dedicated few – must stay to face the growing danger.
Plague Searchers: Red Wands (Vol I) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781922669957
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
It is 1665 and London faces two deadly threats – the devastating plague, and dangerous rumblings of a rebellion against the King, Charles II. In the frontline of the plague, the ‘first responders’, are the ancient women of the parish: the Viewers, Keepers and Searchers, who must deal with the sick, the dying and the dead. Political and religious differences split the city.
When He Came Home Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781922454669
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
When the Vietnam War veterans returned home to Australia, neither the veterans nor their partners were aware of the psychological harm with which many had been afflicted. Post-traumatic stress disorder had not yet been recognised and as the men fell victim to terrible moods and illnesses, they capitulated to their pain and isolated themselves and their families. With great courage and without recognition, veterans' wives held their families together despite government and community indifference, and they did so for decades.
Art of the Absolons Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781925984071
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2023
Imprint: Arden
Description:
A fully illustrated biography of London artist;Francophile and Western Australia colonial settler John de Mansfield Absolon painted superb ship-board scenes in an impressionistic style reminiscent of Edouard Manet's.
Fiorenza Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781925984989
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2023
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Original fine-art prints inspired by the classical architecture of Florence.
Ron Edwards and the Fight For Australian Tradition Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781922952042
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2023
Imprint: Arden
Description:
A biography of Ron Edwards;a leading collector and publisher of Australian folk music and publisher of many works on bush arts and Aboriginal rock art.
The Intelligent Mr Kinghorne Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781922952059
Pub Date: 01 Mar 2023
Imprint: Arden
Description:
A biography of Alexander Kinghorne;an agricultural innovator;surveyor;civil engineer and sturdy;enlightened;Scottish settler in colonial New South Wales.
Ultima Thule Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781922669162
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Ultima Thule was published in 1929 and is the third novel in the 1930s trilogy, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, by Henry Handel Richardson. Writing in Sphere in 1929, Arnold Palmer said of these works: "In these three volumes we have one of the greatest novels not only of our generation, but of our language ..
The Way Home Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781922669155
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Arden
Description:
"In these three volumes we have one of the greatest novels not only of our generation, but of our language ..