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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 A Smile for My Parents
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'Heather Henderson is the only daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and founder of the Liberal party. Father and daughter were very close, and in 2011 Heather edited and published Letters to My Daughter, a collection of letters written by Menzies to Heather throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies, when she was living overseas with her diplomat husband. They are full of warmth, love, humour and insights - both political and personal - and they allow us to see a completely different side of a man many Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure.

'Now comes A Smile for My Parents, Heather Henderson's engaging memoir recounting charming and insightful stories and memories of Dame Pattie and Sir Robert and their family and friends that will surprise and delight all who read it.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Edwina, Penelope, Catriona, Elizabeth

    Better known to us as : Dwina, Penny, Trini, Sibby.

    Daughters are the most wonderful invention.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 240p.
      Reprinted: 2017
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2013
      ISBN: 9781743315705

Works about this Work

Daughter's Insights Cast New Light on Robert Menzies Mark McGinness , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
Nostalgic Vignettes of Great Double Act Mark McGinness , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 March 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
A Political Transformer Two Sides to Every Story Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 33) The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen , 2013 single work novel
Memories of 'Ming' and Dame Pattie David Ellery , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
Meet the Parents Josh Frydenberg , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 22)
Memories of 'Ming' and Dame Pattie David Ellery , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
A Political Transformer Two Sides to Every Story Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 33) The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen , 2013 single work novel
Nostalgic Vignettes of Great Double Act Mark McGinness , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 March 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
Daughter's Insights Cast New Light on Robert Menzies Mark McGinness , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson , 2013 single work biography
Meet the Parents Josh Frydenberg , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 22)
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