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Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan i(A76232 works by)
Gender: Female
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Sandra Hogan has worked as a shop assistant, supermarket shelf stacker, public servant and journalist and she now supports her writing habit by teaching business people to write reports and letters. She is fascinated, among other things, by the science/religion wars. She is working on a book of linked short stories about lost things. She is the director of WriteBusiness, which offers training, coaching and mentoring to people in business and government who want to improve their writing skills [2011].

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y separately published work icon With My Little Eye : The Incredible True Story of a Family of Spies in the Suburbs Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 20849653 2021 single work biography

'Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street and, most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves.

'The children became unwitting foot soldiers in Australia's battle against Soviet infiltration in the Cold War. They attended political rallies, stood watch on houses owned by communist sympathisers, and insinuated themselves into the UFO Society. In 1956 the Doherty family went on a beach holiday with Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov, the famous Soviet defectors, who were hiding from Soviet assassins.

'Dudley and Joan Doherty swore their children to secrecy, and for decades, they didn't even discuss among themselves the work they did for ASIO.

'With My Little Eye is a poignant and very funny account of a peculiar childhood in 1950s suburban Australia.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
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