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'Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th prime minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

'When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation’s top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that had dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull’s time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, ‘Why?’

'Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, and many more achievements – remarkable in their pace and significance, and delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. But it’s far more than just politics. Turnbull’s life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become prime minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all – in his own words.

'With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull’s life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia’s best-known and most dynamic business and political leaders. Lyrically written in highly readable and entertaining prose, this is a genuine page-turner that’s not just for political junkies.'(Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Prahran, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2020 .
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      Extent: 704p.
      Reprinted: 26 Sep 2021 Paperback
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      • Published 20 April 2020

      ISBN: 9781743795637

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Works about this Work

A Few Good Men? Moderate Reflections from a Martyr, an Insider and a Cigar Smoker: Joshua Black Review of Malcolm Turnbull, A Bigger Picture: With New Foreword; Christopher Pyne, The Insider: The Scoops, the Scandals and the Serious Business within the Canberra Bubble; Joe Hockey with Leo Shanahan, Diplomatic: A Washington Memoir Joshua Black , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Biography and History , no. 8 2024;

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography ; Diplomatic Joe Hockey , Leo Shanahan , 2022 single work autobiography
When Kerry Packer Met His Match Rodney Tiffen , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Inside Story , May 2020;

'Malcolm Turnbull spilled the beans on Kerry Packer’s secret plans for Fairfax back in 1991. So why are his memoirs so coy about this key episode?'

The Prince Frank Bongiorno , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , April 2020;

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'Energy, ambition, bravado and intellect — so what went wrong for Malcolm Turnbull?'

The Great Might Have Been Peter Craven , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 79 no. 3 2020;
Failures of Judgement : Memoirs of an Unlikely Liberal Leader Judith Brett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 422 2020; (p. 8-9)

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'Malcolm Turnbull looks us straight in the eye from the cover of this handsome book, with just a hint of a smile. He looks calm, healthy, and confident; if there are scars from his loss of the prime ministership in August 2018, they don’t show. The book’s voice is the engaging one we heard when Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott in July 2015 and promised a style of leadership that respected people’s intelligence. He takes us from his childhood in a very unhappy marriage, through school and university, his astonishing successes in media, business, and the law, his entry into politics as the member for Wentworth, and ends with his exit from parliament.'  (Introduction)

No Bounds Troy Bramston , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 April 2020; (p. 14)

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'In a life spanning journalism, the law, business and politics, Malcolm Turnbull has never been known for half measures or to pull his punches. He says what he thinks and does what he wants, and ­always has.'  (Introduction)

Malcolm Turnbull : A Bigger Picture James McKenzie Watson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2020;

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'Malcom Turnbull’s expansive autobiography, A Bigger Picture, is as much a rebuttal of critics of his prime ministership as it is a personal memoir.'

Failures of Judgement : Memoirs of an Unlikely Liberal Leader Judith Brett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 422 2020; (p. 8-9)

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'Malcolm Turnbull looks us straight in the eye from the cover of this handsome book, with just a hint of a smile. He looks calm, healthy, and confident; if there are scars from his loss of the prime ministership in August 2018, they don’t show. The book’s voice is the engaging one we heard when Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott in July 2015 and promised a style of leadership that respected people’s intelligence. He takes us from his childhood in a very unhappy marriage, through school and university, his astonishing successes in media, business, and the law, his entry into politics as the member for Wentworth, and ends with his exit from parliament.'  (Introduction)

The Prince Frank Bongiorno , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , April 2020;

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography

'Energy, ambition, bravado and intellect — so what went wrong for Malcolm Turnbull?'

A Few Good Men? Moderate Reflections from a Martyr, an Insider and a Cigar Smoker: Joshua Black Review of Malcolm Turnbull, A Bigger Picture: With New Foreword; Christopher Pyne, The Insider: The Scoops, the Scandals and the Serious Business within the Canberra Bubble; Joe Hockey with Leo Shanahan, Diplomatic: A Washington Memoir Joshua Black , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Biography and History , no. 8 2024;

— Review of A Bigger Picture : An Autobiography Malcolm Turnbull , 2020 single work autobiography ; Diplomatic Joe Hockey , Leo Shanahan , 2022 single work autobiography
Malcolm Turnbull's Book A Bigger Picture 'a Bestseller' Days After Launch Josh Taylor , Malcolm Farr , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 April 2020;
Malcolm Turnbull Book Publisher Has List of 'legion' Recipients of Unauthorised Copies Malcolm Farr , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 April 2020;

'Publisher reaches settlement with Scott Morrison’s adviser Nico Louw. Asked whether senior political figures were among those sent the memoir, CEO says, ‘How senior do you want?’' 

Secrets and Scandals : Where Malcolm Turnbull’s Memoir Fits in the Rich History of Prime Ministerial Books Joshua Black , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 22 April 2020;

'Landing in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, it may seem strange former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s memoir has generated so much political controversy.'  (Introduction)

Malcolm Turnbull Vents His Spleen Paul Bongiorno , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 25 April - 1 May 2020;

'No matter how hard Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his senior ministers try to ignore Malcolm Turnbull’s explosive memoir, it simply will not go away. And for that, the deposed PM is far from apologetic.'  (Introduction)

The Great Might Have Been Peter Craven , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 79 no. 3 2020;
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