Buy my books


NOTE: To purchase any of these books via Paypal (credit card accepted) you can also head over to my micro-publishing site Last Day of School.


James Squire: The Biography
Glen Humphries
November 2017
$25 ($17 + $8 postage)
Last Day of School publications

After getting caught swiping a few chickens from a neighbour, James Squire was sentenced to seven years in Sydney Cove. You could say it was the best thing he ever did – it led to him become a brewer, policeman, property tycoon, respected citizen and a bloody rich guy. All because of the theft of a few chooks.

But if all you know about James Squire is what you’ve read on labels on beer bottles, then you really don’t know that much at all. This book – the first biography of Squire – separates the facts from the well-known myths about his life.

For instance, he never stowed away on the First Fleet ship carrying female convicts, didn’t get lashed for stealing the ingredients to make beer and might not have been the first person to grow hops in Australia. He was also a man who may have used a false name on his daughter’s birth certificate, loathed people who cut down trees on his property and got along far better with the natives than most of the other white newcomers.

Along the way you’ll also discover a few other things about Sydney Cove, including Captain Arthur Phillip’s efforts to get his hands on some Aboriginal heads for a friend, early Australian’s fondness for cider rather than beer, the fight rival brewer John Boston had over a dead pig and the marine who tried to trade his hat for an Aboriginal child.

Purchasing details
You can buy it from me direct via Paypal. I’ll even autograph it for you if you want.

Buy Now Button

Otherwise you can get it at Amazon and the Book Depository.

The eBook is available at Amazon, iBooksBarnes & Noble and Kobo.

The Slab: 24 Stories of Beer in Australia
Glen Humphries
January 2017
$20 ($15 + $5 postage)
Last Day of School publications

The Slab is a popular history that tells 24 stories of moments in Australia’s past where beer played a part. It explains why Captain Cook brought beer with him when he discovered Australia, tells you which city was declared alcohol-free even before it was built, looks into the tale of David Boon and that infamous flight from Australia to the UK and shows why we ended up with the pubs closing at six o’clock for half a century.

You can read an excerpt in this post.

The Slab is available paperback and eBook formats

The Slab is available at Amazon, Book Depository and you can look for other retailers at Booko.

Australian readers can buy it directly from me – autographed if you wish – via the Paypal link below.

Buy Now Button

The Slab is available on eBook through the following outlets: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.