Issue 24

WHEN ONE DRINK IS ONE TOO MANY

2022-12-15T10:01:16+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

My Last Drink: 32 stories of recovering alcoholics; Ross Fitzgerald and Neal Price (eds) Connor Court Publishing, Queensland, 2022 ISBN:9781922815224 RRP: $29.95 Reviewed by Alan Gregory     This is a grim, but often highly entertaining, read as 32 recovering alcoholics tell the story of how they survived alcoholism.  All contributors to My Last Drink accept the [...]

BRENDA NIALL’S ACCIDENTAL BUT BRILLIANT & SELF IMPORTANT CAREER – AS TOLD BY BRENDA NIALL

2022-12-13T09:25:14+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

MY ACCIDENTAL CAREER By Brenda Niall Text Publishing, 2022 ISBN:  9781922458148 RRP: $34.99 (pb) Reviewed by Gerard Henderson     Thanks to the (anonymous) Private Eye (4 November 2022) reviewer of Suleika Dawson’s The Secret Heart: John Le Carré: An Intimate Memoir for reminding readers of the old gag: Question: “How do you know someone [...]

FROM ANTI-CONSCRIPTIONIST TO WARTIME PM

2022-12-13T09:25:47+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

JOHN CURTIN  By David Lee Connor Court Publishing (Australian Biographical Monographs 16), 2022 ISBN - 9781922815095 RRP: $19.95 (pb) Reviewed by Keith Harvey     What a great idea Connor Court’s Australian Biographical Monographs are. They are short, readable biographies of notable Australian politicians designed to present an introductory overview of each chosen subject. In [...]

FROM MIDDLE BROW TO HIGH REGARD – THE AGATHA CHRISTIE PHENOMENON

2022-12-13T09:26:38+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

AGATHA CHRISTIE – A VERY ELUSIVE WOMAN By Lucy Worsley Hodder & Stoughton 2022 ISBN: 9781529303889 RRP: $34.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   Dr Lucy Worsley is joint chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces but best known as a presenter for BBC TV of a number of series on historical topics and in particular historical figures of note. [...]

BOB HAWKE – LARGER THAN LIFE, IN BRIEF

2022-12-13T09:27:52+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Bob Hawke  By Mike Steketee Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, 2022 ISBN: 9781922815200 RRP: $19.95 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson     The Australian Biographical Monographs series covers the lives and roles of many Australian political leaders. As Mike Steketee, a former chief political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald base in Canberra and political editor, [...]

THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS AND ON TO ATOMIC CLOCKS

2022-12-13T09:31:05+11:0012 December 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: |

ABOUT TIME – A HISTORY OF CIVILISATION IN TWELVE CLOCKS By David Rooney Penguin Books 2022 ISBN: 978 0 241 37051 3 RRP: $22.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   In Lewis Carroll’s classic story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, time is a key player. The white rabbit that lures Alice down the [...]

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