Margaret Whitlam: A Biography

By: Mitchell, Susan

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404 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket is in excellent condtion. Pages are lightly tanned. Margaret Whitlam Margaret Whitlam has been in the public eye for over forty years. As the controversial wife of a prime minister she is a household name and an Australian identity in her own right. Many people already feel as if they know her and they do, 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. Now, as a writer close to Margaret and her family, she reveals what lies behind the descriptions of 'icon' and 'national treasure'. She has been 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 dismissal, and all the full years beyond. We travel with Margaret as she grows from a schoolgirl to university student, social worker, wife, mother, political partner, First Lady and international tour leader. We observe the events and the relationships that shaped her, and the family that sustained her. We learn why she has become one of the most admired and beloved Australian women. This is an intimate biography of Margaret Whitlam - clear-eyed, unsentimental, witty and poignant. Susan Mitchell's wonderfully evoked personal portrait will move you to both tears and laughter. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1740513711. ISBN/EAN: 9781740513715. Inventory No: 17090097. Hardcover

Title: Margaret Whitlam: A Biography

Author: Mitchell, Susan

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2006

ISBN Number: 1740513711

ISBN Number 13: 9781740513715

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

kg: 0.70 kg

Seller ID: 17090097

Keywords: BZDB5 Biography & Autobiography; Margaret Whitlam: A Biography Hardcover,