Description - A Smile For My Parents by Heather Henderson
Heather Henderson is the only daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and founder of the Liberal party. Father and daughter were very close, and in 2011 Heather edited and published Letters to My Daughter, a collection of letters written by Menzies to Heather throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies, when she was living overseas with her diplomat husband. They are full of warmth, love, humour and insights - both political and personal - and they allow us to see a completely different side of a man many Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure.Now comes A Smile for My Parents, Heather Henderson's engaging memoir recounting charming and insightful stories and memories of Dame Pattie and Sir Robert and their family and friends that will surprise and delight all who read it.
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Author Biography - Heather Henderson
Heather Henderson (nee Menzies) is the daughter of Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies. She resides in Canberra. Original jacket flap bio:Heather Henderson was born in Melbourne and moved to Canberra in 1951 after her father Robert Menzies became Prime Minister. In 1955 she married Peter Henderson, whose work as a Foreign Service Officer took their family to posts in Djakarta, Geneva, London and Manila before he became Secretary of the Department from 1979 to 1984. The Hendersons have four daughters, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They live in Canberra.