Hi Ghost Writer, I had a good time in Sydney and brought home some excellent additions to my library although my bank account needs some time to recover. I am currently reading two interesting but different books; "The Zeppelin in Combat 1912-1918" by Douglas Robinson. My copy was published in 1966, there is a newer edition about published by Schiffer (USA).
The other book is Frank McLynn's book; "Genghis Khan: His Conquests, his Empire, his Legacy". So far it has been pretty good, so much so that I dug out my DVD of the movie "Mongol" and watched that again. It was good to see that the movie stuck pretty close to the known facts (or most of them) and I am hoping that they do reconsider and complete the trilogy.
One of the books that I ordered up in Sydney arrived; "Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth" by Prof. John Freed along with "God's Wolf" which is the story of Reynald de Chatillon and his role in the Crusades.
Sounds like you have picked up some great books as well, I hope they keep on coming :)
The weather in Canberra at the moment is wet and overcast, perfect coffee and book reading weather! OK, I'm off to open a nice bottle of Italian red and pour a glass and read some more on the Zeppeling offensive against London, hope you are well and enjoying a good book as well.