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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation
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'Gough had no small talk, Margaret had the gift of easy conversation. He was often ill-at-ease in company and preferred his books. She was warm, inclusive and jollied him along. He had a vicious tongue and a quick temper. She always tried to see the best in people. He knew everything about the ideology, history and heroes of the labour movement. She trusted her instincts. They saw each other as equals and never hesitated to express their different viewpoints. He may have passed the laws that changed the nation, but she made it possible. This is a story of love, respect, struggle, success, failure, disappointment and resilience. The strength and endurance of this remarkable relationship helped change our nation politically, culturally and socially. Neither Gough Whitlam nor Margaret Dovey would have developed into what each became without the influence of the other. Through every major political change, every election campaign, every triumph and every loss, they stood together. MARGARET AND GOUGH takes us inside a partnership where the political was always personal and the personal was always political.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Mary, my prima donna
  • Epigraph:

    'The two greatest joys earthy life has to offer [are] either a passionate devotion returned, or a lifelong happy marriage.' –W.H. Auden,

    foreword to Dag Hammarskjold's posthumous Markings

    'I believe in you.'

    –Robert Browning,

    in a love letter to Elizabeth Barrett (1845)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2014 .
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      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 28 Oct 2014
      ISBN: 9780733632440

Works about this Work

Review : Margaret and Gough: A Love Story Carol Middleton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
[Review] Margaret and Gough Diana Carroll , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 October 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
Chronicle of Companionship Troy Bramston , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 November 2014; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
Chronicle of Companionship Troy Bramston , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 November 2014; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
[Review] Margaret and Gough Diana Carroll , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 October 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
Review : Margaret and Gough: A Love Story Carol Middleton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of Margaret and Gough : The Love Story That Shaped a Nation Susan Mitchell , 2014 single work biography
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