Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.
Robert Menzies remains a towering figure in our political and cultural history. This collection of letters written to his only daughter, Heather, is brimful of warmth, love and humour, and provides a fascinating insight into one of our most influential Australians. 'As prime minister, Menzies strode the stage like a colossus ...here he is affectionate paterfamilias, supportive sibling, benevolent uncle.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Menzies was a very accomplished writer and the combination of geniality and acerbity is winning.' The Age 'The letters reveal an articulate and sensitive man who took great care in expressing himself through words. Letters not only provides a deeply personal study into Australia's most successful politician, but opens a window onto a world of politics - indeed a way of life - that no longer exists.' Herald Sun"
As a young boy growing up in Port Elizabeth in the 1960s and 1970s, Steven Robins was haunted by an old postcard-size photograph of three unknown women on a table in the dining room. Only later did he learn that the women were his fatherÆs mother and sisters, photographed in Berlin in 1937, before they were killed in the Holocaust.
She was confident and financially secure. When she arrived in London with her daughter she was hoping for a real relationship. But within days, things started to go wrong. Was it only in her head? She started a diary, evidence to reassure herself that she wasn't going mad. Trapped tells the true story of a strong woman's descent into abuse.
South Africa has seen a disturbing culture of acquiesce and silence develop after 1994. Such silence is largely driven by patronage and a misplaced sense of loyalty, especially to the ruling party. It is clear that speaking out has been left to a few voices that are seen as having nothing to lose.
Op 29 April 1963 stuur Ingrid Jonker Æn telegram aan Andre P. Brink om dankie te se vir blomme en Æn brief wat hy vir haar gestuur het. Hulle het mekaar Æn paar dae tevore ontmoet. Hy was agt-en-twintig; sy Æn jaar ouer. So begin Æn briewewisseling tussen twee skrywers wat duur tot sy laaste brief aan haar in April 1965.
This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides an insightful glimpse into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.
'What matters is to live everything. Live the questions for now.' This title features profound and lyrical letters the author wrote to a young friend with advise on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself.
Very seldom does one come across so inspiring a volume. . . . It belongs in every Irish-American library. . . . Anyone with an interest in the Civil War and/or the history of the Irish in America should own a copy of this very fine work. -Irish Edition