Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'How does a daughter tell the story of her father?

Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him.

Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter.

My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my brother

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 260p. [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780522857474 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Demoyte's Grey Suit : Writing Memoirs, Writing History Sheila Fitzpatrick , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 26-30)
Untitled David Dunstan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 6 no. 1 2012; (p. 1-2)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Tears Open Doors Christine Wallace , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 2012; (p. 5)
Her Father's Daughter Shurlee Swain , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 2 2011;

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Can You Write a History of Yourself Sheila Fitzpatrick , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 33 2011;
Non-Fiction Reviews Gillian Bramley-Moore , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Flaws in the Family Mark Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography ; Holy Water James P. Othmer 2010 single work novel ; Spinning Out Christine Darcas 2010 single work novel
Sheila Fitzpatrick Tim Elliott , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 30)
Untitled Lyndal More , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 90 no. 1 2010; (p. 45)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Engaging Personal History Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Act of Reparation Brenda Niall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 19-20)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Reviews Gillian Bramley-Moore , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Flaws in the Family Mark Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography ; Holy Water James P. Othmer 2010 single work novel ; Spinning Out Christine Darcas 2010 single work novel
Untitled Lyndal More , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 90 no. 1 2010; (p. 45)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Engaging Personal History Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Act of Reparation Brenda Niall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 19-20)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Her Father's Daughter Shurlee Swain , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 2 2011;

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled David Dunstan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 6 no. 1 2012; (p. 1-2)

— Review of My Father's Daughter : Memories of an Australian Childhood Sheila Fitzpatrick 2010 single work autobiography
Sheila Fitzpatrick Tim Elliott , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 30)
Can You Write a History of Yourself Sheila Fitzpatrick , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 33 2011;
Tears Open Doors Christine Wallace , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 2012; (p. 5)
Demoyte's Grey Suit : Writing Memoirs, Writing History Sheila Fitzpatrick , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 26-30)
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Subjects:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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