Issue 23

AT WAR IN A WORLD OF WOKE

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THE WAR ON THE WEST – HOW TO PREVAIL IN THE AGE OF UNREASON By Douglas Murray HarperCollins Publishers 2022 HB – ISBN 978-0-00-849249-6 PB – ISBN 978-0-00-849279-3 RRP: $34.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   In ancient times, seers and prophets traversed the countryside warning communities of impending doom or wayward paths such prophets [...]

LONDON’S D’OYLY CARTE LEGACY

2022-08-11T10:56:21+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

 SECRET LIFE OF THE SAVOY By Olivia Williams Headline Publishing Group 2020 ISBN: 978 1 4722 6980 5 RRP: $32.95 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   The cover is certainly tempting, with its photo of Marilyn Monroe whispering in the ear of co-star Sir Laurence Olivier in a photo shoot for their movie The Prince [...]

NO MARRIAGE OF POLITICAL MINDS BUT A STRONG PARTNERSHIP

2022-08-11T10:56:28+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The  Art  of  Coalition: The Howard Government Experience, 1996-2007 By David W. Lovell and Andrew Blyth  UNSW Press.  2022 ISBN: ISBN : 9781742237626 RRP: $39.99 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson   The Art of Coalition has two overall editors for the whole book, as well as others who have contributed to a number of chapters, which cover [...]

SHATTERED LIVES, SHATTERED COUNTRY – LIFE WITH MAO TSE TUNG

2022-08-11T10:56:33+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Pink Flower. Growing Up in Mao’s China by Amei Li & Rafe Champion First Mate Publishing 2022 ISBN-13 978-1922729019 RRP $32.99 (PB) Reviewed by William Coleman   This strongly felt memoir recounts how the Cultural Revolution shattered the lives of the author and her classmates at the Beijing Fifteenth Girls High School. Amei Li was [...]

THE BIG FELLA WRIT SMALL

2022-08-11T10:56:42+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

JACK LANG BY David Clune Australian Biographical Monographs – Connor Court 2022 ISBN – 9781922815019 RRP: $19.95 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   In Dame Enid Lyons’ memoir So We Take Comfort, she wrote of how her husband Joseph Lyons, following one of his first acts as Prime Minister, had said that: … if he [...]

“HE’S NOT THE MESSIAH. HE’S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!”

2022-08-12T10:07:14+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Bob Hawke: Demons and destiny, the definitive biography By Troy Bramston  Viking 2022 ISBN: 9780143788096 RRP $49.99 (HB) Reviewed by Keith Harvey   The introduction to Troy Bramston’s Bob Hawke: Demons and Destiny contains a content warning. The author advises that this unsanitised look at both the public but also the personal aspects of Hawke’s life [...]

THE FRASER GOVERNMENT – NOVEMBER 1975 TO MARCH 1983

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FRASER IN OFFICE  by Denis White Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, 2022 ISBN:9781922449580 RRP: $24.95 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson   Malcolm Fraser is a well-known politician. He was Prime Minister of Australia for over seven years, during which he won three elections (1975, 1977 and 1980). This is something achieved by very few others. [...]

NOT ALWAYS SUCH A SAFE HARBOUR

2022-08-12T12:18:46+10:0011 August 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

ACTS OF CRUELTY – AUSTRALIA’S IMMIGRATION LAWS AND EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE SEEKING PROTECTION AFTER ARRIVAL BY PLANE By Aileen Crowe Palaver 2022 ISBN-13: 9780645588101 RRP: $29.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   For some years, during the Howard Government, I unwittingly found myself as a personal advocate for a number of asylum seekers detained in [...]

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