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Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches

Jack Carrigan | 22 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, movies
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.


“One of the nicest blokes in Australia”

Greg Craven | 31 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, biography, British Commonwealth
Governor-General elect, Peter Cosgrove, has been groomed for the job by a life of service.


From Grantham to grandeur

Francis Phillips | 19 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, Margaret Thatcher, UK
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.


Penelope Fitzgerald: the valiant life of a mother and novelist

Francis Phillips | 19 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, women writers
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.


Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

Francis Phillips | 10 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews
The career of an Edwardian society lady - the first to take a seat in the British parliament - makes entertaining reading.


The genius of Chesterton

Zac Alstin | 08 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews
A comprehensive new biography of the brilliant controversialist will delight fans and instruct the sceptical.


A portrait of the artist as a businessman

G. Tracy Mehan III | 06 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?


The Little Refugee

Clare Cannon | 19 February 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, heroic boys, picture books


The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn

Clare Cannon | 23 January 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, humor, picture books


I, Juan de Pareja

Clare Cannon | 11 June 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: art, biography, slavery


Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Jennifer Minicus | 10 January 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, historical fiction


The True Saint Nicholas

Jennifer Minicus | 06 December 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, Christmas


Amos Fortune, Free Man

Jennifer Minicus | 16 September 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, forgiveness, racism, slavery


Hugh Trevor-Roper

Francis Phillips | 02 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, history
The famous Oxford historian was brilliant but bedeviled by the emotional deprivation of his childhood.


A witness who paid the price

Francis Phillips | 29 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, Bonhoeffer, Christianity, Nazi
The German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was charismatic, courageous and controversial


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