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"
Did you know the term "roughing it" comes from the 1820 settlers' tent village at Algoa Bay? Or that her new home "the most miserable country mentioned in the world?"
This is the story of the 1820 settlers dramatic first three years in their own words - letters, journals and diaries tell of dangerous voyages and the establishment of farms in a harsh environment. a compelling narrative that moved.
Memories and stories from those who were inspired by the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE books. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer herself, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the family. Unabridged edition.
Jennifer Worth's bestselling books not only inspired the BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE, but also a deluge of letters as readers shared their own stories. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the Worth family.
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds.
Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler instigated the mass murder of European Jews. 1945 saw his fall from second-most powerful man in Germany after Hitler to his suicide in British captivity. Throughout 1945 Himmler showed little sign of his supreme power, moving between action and indecision: V-2 rockets, release of camp prisoners and peace feelers.
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 father’s mother and sisters, photographed in Berlin in 1937, before they were killed in the Holocaust.
Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.
Whether bemoaning some domestic travail, commenting publicly on the state of the nation, or discussing cultural, artistic or personal concerns, this volume displays the author's courage and brilliance, her generosity and love of gossip, and also her genius for close and enduring friendship.