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Margaret Whitlam by Susan Mitchell
Book DescriptionThis is an intimate biography of Margaret Whitlam - clear-eyed, unsentimental, witty and poignant. I came to represent all the ungainly people, the too-tall ones, the too-fat ones and the housebound as I had been, who'd never get the chance to go to China or Buckingham Palace and experienced it all through me - Margaret Whitlam Margaret Whitlam was in the public eye for over forty years. As the controversial wife of a prime minister she became a household name and an Australian identity in her own right. Many people felt as if they knew her and they did, in a sense. However this biography reveals, for the first time, the private life behind the public events to which she was both a witness and a participant. Susan Mitchell first interviewed Margaret Whitlam for her book The Matriarchs, after which they became friends. She reveals what lies behind the descriptions of 'icon' and 'national treasure'. She was given access to Margaret's collection of private papers, press cuttings and diaries, and she shares insights from these as she documents Margaret's journey from a semi-detached in Bondi to the Lodge, from her husband's accession to Prime Minister to his dismi
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741664874
(197mm x 132mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Susan Mitchell
Susan Mitchell is a best-selling writer, journalist, television presenter, radio broadcaster and public speaker. Some of her publications include Tall Poppies , The Matriarchs, Kerryn and Jackie: A Shared Life and Splitting the World Open.
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