WIN ‘About Time’ by David Rooney

A horological history of human civilisation, told through twelve world-changing clocks…

It’s about time we gave away a non-fiction book, so this week’s giveaway book is About Time by David Rooney – a timely tale about our creation and relationship with time itself. We have three copies to be won. Here’s a brief summary:

Since the dawn of civilization, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundials of ancient Rome to the era of the smartwatch, clocks have been used throughout history to wield power, make money, govern citizens and keep control.

In About Time, historian and former curator of timekeeping at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, David Rooney, tells the story of timekeeping, and how it continues to shape our modern world. Over twelve chapters we discover how clocks have helped us navigate the world, build empires and even taken us to the brink of destruction.

This is the story of time. And the story of time is the story of us.

Would you like to win a copy? To enter, simply tell us your FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY (and why). Our three favourite entries received on time will win a copy of this book!


Entries close midday Monday 27 June 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.


Please note:
We’ll never sell or distribute your personal details. Any details collected will only be used by the Australian Writers’ Centre to send you our free weekly newsletter.

(NOTE: If you win, we’ll contact you via email. Winners must acknowledge their win and provide a sending address within 7 days of notification or they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen.)

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