Alexander the Great

My non-fiction book     Alexander the Great: reckless conqueror has been rereleased with a terrific new cover to coincide with the Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures exhibition which opened recently in Sydney.


The exhibition is at the Australian Museum and will run for several months. I have been invited to speak about Alexander in sessions for kids next February. I will also talk about how Alexander is linked to that other interest of mine … dragons.


As with most of my books, I did all of my research into Alexander in books. I haven’t ever seen any of the artefacts that have survived from that time. So I’m really looking forward to seeing the exhibition and talking to people in Sydney.

I’ll post more information closer to the date.

Illustration from my book

3 responses to “Alexander the Great

  1. wow, It looks fantastic! I have always wanted to know more about him! Perhaps this is the chance!

    How many Tours have you been on? What one was the most popular?

  2. Owl,
    It’s not a tour. I’m just going to Sydney for a couple of days. I just go where I get invited to literary festivals etc. I don’t know which is most popular. I have no way of judging that.

  3. I have just finished this book for the second time. I believe I bought this at the Museum when the exhibition was presented. I loved the way the book presented as a story with occasional narratives ‘by the man himself’. It seemed to give a kind of ‘present day’ realism that draws the reader in. I’m a great ‘Alexander’ fan but I do believe he was also ruthless and someone to be seen from either side of the hero/villain spectrum.
    You mentioned on page 164 – after the gold tomb “Alexander’s body was placed in a glass tomb”.
    On page 168 you mention there are cultural stories that “He even travelled to the bottom of the sea in a glass cage”.
    Depending on the believability of these ideas, I wonder if there is any connection. Just a thought.
    Thankyou for the book.
    It has been the best explanation of real possibilities I can imagine as a lay-person.
    By the way – I was also a £10 pom in 1958 aged 9.

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