Congratulations to Alexis Bergantz for the publication of French Connection: Australia’s Cosmopolitan Ambitions (Newsouth, 2021). The book ‘provides a fascinating insight into how the culture of Frenchness influenced a new nation anxious to prove itself to the world. What did Australian colonists see when they looked to France? How much did the French presence in the Pacific loom over such ideas? And what did the French in Australia themselves make of it all?’ Please email the AHA for a 20% promotional discount flyer.