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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'An uplifting memoir of resilience and strength from ex-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh.

'Anna Bligh knows something about hard knocks and high walls. She was raised by a single mother in the working class Gold Coast, a young girl with a soon-to-be-estranged dad who struggled with alcoholism. She spent over 17 years in the rough and tumble of the Queensland Parliament (seven of them as either Deputy Premier or Premier) and she was the first woman to be elected Premier of an Australian State in her own right. In 2011, she led Queensland through the devastation of Australia's largest natural disasters. Her Party then lost the 2012 State election and Anna stepped down to start a new life, only to find herself diagnosed with cancer.

'Writing with her trademark honesty, warmth and humour about the challenges that public and private life have thrown her, Anna reflects candidly - as a wife, mother, daughter, friend and political leader - on the lessons of leadership, resilience, community and family. 'It is not my bruises and scratches that I want others to see,' she writes in this inspiring, unflinching and engaging memoir about breaking through walls and overcoming obstacles, 'I want them to see the hole in the wall.'' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Greg, Joe and Oliver, for every, every thing.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 March 2015
      ISBN: 9780732299538

Works about this Work

All Flooding Back for Anna : Book Focuses on Disasters (except 2012 Poll) 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 March 2015; (p. 10)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
'Anna Bligh spent just three pages on her "humiliating" final election campaign in her autobiography, while she indulged in a 72 page analysis of her role in the 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi...'
Bligh Book Launch on Special Day 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 March 2015; (p. 2)
'Former Queensland premier Anna Bligh has returned to her home town of Brisbane for the launch of her autobiography, Through the Wall...'
Bligh’s Wall of Attrition Richard Ferguson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Through the Wall 2015 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
Anna of the Floods Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
All Flooding Back for Anna : Book Focuses on Disasters (except 2012 Poll) 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 March 2015; (p. 10)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
'Anna Bligh spent just three pages on her "humiliating" final election campaign in her autobiography, while she indulged in a 72 page analysis of her role in the 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi...'
Bligh’s Wall of Attrition Richard Ferguson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Through the Wall 2015 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
Anna of the Floods Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh 2015 single work autobiography
Bligh Book Launch on Special Day 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 March 2015; (p. 2)
'Former Queensland premier Anna Bligh has returned to her home town of Brisbane for the launch of her autobiography, Through the Wall...'
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