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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Ghost Empire
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'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. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Consantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son.

'Ghost Empire is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilization, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 6107859937209937187.jpg
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      Extent: 544p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 25 July 2016
      ISBN: 9780733335259

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording; large print

Works about this Work

Ghost Empire Review : Richard Fidler Journeys Back to the Glory of Constantinople Luke Slattery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
'The story of pre-Renaissance Western civilisation is in essence the tale of three cities: Athens, Rome, and Constantinople. Athens enjoyed her celebrated Golden Age in the 5th century BC; Rome flourished between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, while Constantinople reached her apogee in the mid-6th century, the age of emperor Justinian. ...'
Constantinople Rules for Father and Son Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
Richard Fidler Blends the Historical and Contemporary in His New Book, Ghost Empire 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 23 July 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose

'A 14-year-old boy could do worse than have a history buff for a father, especially one anxious to mark his son's transition from boyhood.'

'Broadcaster Richard Fidler was beset with confusion when his son Joe turned 14. It seemed an important age, but one that carried no official marker – not in our culture, anyway. ...'

'A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever' Vrasidas Karalis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 25 August 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
Review : Ghost Empire Robyn Douglass , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 September 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
Richard Fidler Blends the Historical and Contemporary in His New Book, Ghost Empire 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 23 July 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose

'A 14-year-old boy could do worse than have a history buff for a father, especially one anxious to mark his son's transition from boyhood.'

'Broadcaster Richard Fidler was beset with confusion when his son Joe turned 14. It seemed an important age, but one that carried no official marker – not in our culture, anyway. ...'

Constantinople Rules for Father and Son Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
Ghost Empire Review : Richard Fidler Journeys Back to the Glory of Constantinople Luke Slattery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
'The story of pre-Renaissance Western civilisation is in essence the tale of three cities: Athens, Rome, and Constantinople. Athens enjoyed her celebrated Golden Age in the 5th century BC; Rome flourished between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, while Constantinople reached her apogee in the mid-6th century, the age of emperor Justinian. ...'
Review : Ghost Empire Robyn Douglass , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 September 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
'A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever' Vrasidas Karalis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 25 August 2016;

— Review of Ghost Empire Richard Fidler , 2016 single work prose
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