This is the story of an extraordinary woman – mother of twelve, Prime Minister’s wife, first woman member of the House of Representatives and the first woman in a Federal Cabinet, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist, author of three books – Enid Lyons was for many years the best known woman in Australia.

Anne Henderson takes us on an intriguing tour of the first half of 20th century Australia – a time when politics was more fluid yet with many of the problems we face today – political party dysfunction, the widening gap  between rich and poor, rural and urban, economic recession and the role of  women in public life.

In researching Enid Lyons’ family background, Anne Henderson uncovers new and intriguing information about a ‘family secret’.