Issue 26

MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING AND NEITHER IS LOVE

2023-07-24T14:34:10+10:0024 July 2023|Categories: Review|Tags: |

FIVE LOVE AFFAIRS AND A FRIENDSHIP – THE PARIS LIFE OF NANCY CUNARD, ICON OF THE JAZZ AGE By Anne De Courcy Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2022 ISBN: 978 1 4746 0742 0 RRP: $32.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It would be hard to number the lovers of shipping heiress Nancy Cunard whose fame [...]

LIVING WITH YOUR SUBJECT – BIOGRAPHY IN THE PUBLIC SPACE

2023-07-24T13:49:45+10:0024 July 2023|Categories: Review|Tags: |

POLITICAL LIVES – AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTERS AND THEIR BIOGRAPHERS By Chris Wallace UNSW Press 2023 ISBN: 9781742237497 RRP: $39.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   What better topic for a book by a contemporary biographer than one about contemporary biographies of Australian prime ministers and the journalists, largely, who wrote them. In this, Chris Wallace, [...]

QUEENSLAND’S REMARKABLE SENATOR ANNABELLE

2023-07-24T13:58:17+10:0024 July 2023|Categories: Review|Tags: |

ANNABELLE RANKIN – AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHICAL MONOGRAPHS 18 By Peter Sekuless Connor Court Publishing 2023 ISBN: 9781922815385 RRP: $19.95 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   For a woman of so many firsts, Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin has, as writer Peter Sukeless puts it, “been overlooked for too long”. Now, Connor Court’s Australian Biographical Monograph Series has [...]

SOVIET RUSSIA’S CAMPAIGN IN FAVOUR OF FAKE NEWS

2023-07-24T13:49:41+10:0024 July 2023|Categories: Review|Tags: |

THE RED HOTEL – THE UNTOLD STORY OF STALIN’S DISINFORMATION WAR By Alan Philps Headline Publishing Group 2023 ISBN: 978 1 0354 0131 4 RRP: $34.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It is hard to imagine any untold stories left from the days of Stalinist Russia. But Alan Phips has found a new way [...]

A DICTATOR’S DAUGHTER – ITALY’S YEARS OF FASCISM

2023-07-24T13:49:51+10:0024 July 2023|Categories: Review|Tags: |

 EDDA MUSSOLINI – THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN IN EUROPE By Caroline Moorhead Chatto & Windus London 2022 ISBN: 9781784743239 (HB)  9781784743246 (TPB) RRP: $35 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   She was cold hearted, wild in temperament, her father’s daughter and a committed fascist. But as to the label given to her by the Egyptian [...]

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