DEBUNKING CONSPIRACY THEORIES – THE DISMISSAL

2020-12-09T15:12:02+11:009 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit, Ambush and Dismissal in 1975 by Paul Kelly &  Troy Bramston  MUP 2020 ISBN: 9780522877557 RRP: $29.99 (pb) Reviewed by Gerard Henderson The strength of The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit, Ambush and Dismissal in 1975 is that it demolishes two seemingly conflicting conspiracy theories.  The first [...]

A LIFE WELL LIVED – AND ENJOYED

2020-12-08T15:33:57+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

You Shouldn’t Have Joined: A Memoir by  Peter Cosgrove Allen & Unwin 2020 ISBN: 9781760878528 RRP $49.99 (hb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson “You shouldn’t have joined”  is an excellent autobiography by Sir Peter Cosgrove. It is well written, covers a variety of topics and deals with a number of people who crossed his path. Cosgrove points [...]

SCORES TO SETTLE – A ROUND OR MORE WITH LADY BLACK

2020-12-09T15:12:57+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Friends & Enemies – A Life in Vogue, Prison & Park Avenue by Barbara Amiel Pegasus Books 2020 ISBN10 1472134214 ISBN13 9781472134219 RRP - $65.99 (hb) - $34.99 (pb) by Anne Henderson Like its author, Barbara Amiel’s recently published Friends & Enemies – A Life in Vogue, Prison & Park Avenue is gutsy, candid, cutting, acute in [...]

DAVID AND GOLIATH – HOW A BRITISH SOCIALIST TOOK ON STALIN AND WON

2020-12-09T15:38:11+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Ernest Bevin – Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis Biteback Publishing 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78590 598 8 RRP - $42.24 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson In the reconstruction of Western Europe after World War II, one of the most significant figures was the UK Foreign Secretary, Labour’s Ernest Bevin. Without his efforts at the many negotiating [...]

OH DARLING – HOW VERY HOME COUNTIES

2020-12-09T15:35:06+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Diary of an MP’s Wife – Inside and Outside Power By Sasha Swire Little, Brown 2020 ISBN10 1408713411 ISBN13 9781408713419 RRP: $49.99 (HB) By Anne Henderson There are various acidic assessments in Sasha Swire’s now published diaries – take your pick of some that give a flavour: “Truth is those Patersons really piss me off” [...]

REVELATIONS APLENTY IN MURDER AT SEA

2020-12-10T11:06:48+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Dark Secrets: The True Story of Murder in HMAS Australia by Robert Hadler Publisher: Wilkinson Publishing 2020 ISBN: 9781925927436 RRP $29.99 (pb) by Paul Henderson Dark Secrets is about a young sailor, Jack Riley, who was murdered by two other sailors on HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, in March 1942. The brutal [...]

MOVING WITH THE WORLD – CHESTERTON’S CHURCH UNDER ATTACK

2020-12-10T11:05:20+11:008 December 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Sacred & Profane: Faith and Belief in a Secular Society By Peter Kurti (foreword by Henry Ergas) Connor Court 2020 ISBN: 9781922449238 RRP: $32.95  (pb) By Monica Doumit Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange dialect, or [...]

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