After over a year of intense work, I am extremely proud and excited to announce my first book: THE COLOUR OF TIME. Spanning more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the American Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of the Space Age, The Colour of Time will chart the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of the men and women who made history. We will tell you this fascinating story through 200 stunning colorized photographs – the majority of them will be seen in color for the first time ever.

The Colour of Time is the first in a planned series of books, which offer a new and exciting way of bringing the past to life in the present.

This project is a collaboration between me and bestselling historian Dan Jones, who is an author with an incredible and unique talent to tell stories. His narrative anchors each image in its chronological context, and weaves them into a compelling account of the events that made the world we live in today. Having the opportunity to work with him has been one of the best and greatest experiences of my life. We are both very excited and eager to share more details soon!

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Marina Amaral
Dan Jones

The Colour of Time will be published by Head of Zeus and our international partners in September 2018.


  1. I hope to see your book soon but I think you need to make more search in history books to discover more details a bout Realty , as you know how is win he can wrait the history

  2. Thank you for sharing your work. It really does bring history up to date and it’s amazing how the added colors make the history real to our eyes and heart. I would like to see more happy moments the war pictures and suffering are so sad.Regards,Jill Evans 46Rahway, NJ

  3. Why would you block me, Marina? I did nothing to you. Why would you be so hateful? I’m not a bad guy. Why would you treat me like a piece of garbage? I am not a disposable human. I have feelings just like you. I have a heart that breaks, just like you. My goodness, you’ve devastated me and, pretty much destroyed every good thing about my morning. I am so sorry for whatever it was that made you hate me so much. Please forgive me. God bless you, Marina. I wish you a beautiful day full of happiness and sunshine.

  4. Wonderful to see these pictures as someone who loves reading history. They really do make a more distant past much more real. I just kinda stare at some for minutes. Also, there are some rather odd comments on this comment section. Oh well, it is the internet.

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