Three powerful and engaging biographies of three former wives of Liberal prime ministers whose lives have been lived in the shadow of their husbands - full of intrigue and revelation! We know practically nothing about these women before they married. We don't know the extent of their political knowledge. We don't know the depth of their personal and political influence. Each of them has had to endure deeply held suspicions about their lives. These short but intense biographies trace their early lives and influences, their parents and their education, their hopes and their aspirations, but mostly it will tease out answers to previously unanswered questions. SONIA Was Sonia just window-dressing, a necessary requirement for Billy's prime ministerial ambitions? Why did she leave the care of her children to a nanny in Sydney and live in Canberra with him? (She has since said publicly that this was her great regret.) Why did she feel she had to dress in an overtly sexual manner, ie- That 'slit' dress. TAMMY How did she deal with Malcolm's moods and his aggression? Why was he so socially morose? Why did she keep herself so much in his shadow? What was he doing in Memph
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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.