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Authors escape war with important manuscripts

Jennifer Minicus | 10 October 2016 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, picture books


Why character no longer counts in presidential biographies for children

Stephanie Cohen | 04 October 2016 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography


Woman saves 1,000 during WWII

Jane Fagan | 04 August 2016 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, WW II


Putting Mother Teresa under a microscope

Gëzim Alpion | 20 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Albania, biography, canonizations, Mother Teresa


Dorothy Day: not your off-the-shelf saint

Kevin Ryan | 4 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: biography, Catholic Church, pacifism, Pope Francis, saints


Stalin’s Daughter

Francis Phillips | 13 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, Stalin
How did Svetlana Alliluyeva survive growing up in the monstrous shadow of her father?


The futility of war

Jane Fagan | 20 October 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: biography, non-fiction, war


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


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