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'From one of the most senior correspondents in the Canberra Press Gallery comes a rare account of life as a political insider.

'Born in a small village in Cyprus, Niki Savva spent her childhood in Melbourne's working-class suburbs ­- frontiers where locals were suspicious of olive oil, and Greek kids spoke Gringlish to their parents.

'Only a few decades later, despite all the challenges of being a migrant woman in Australia, Savva had risen through the ranks of political journalism at the Australian, and had gone on to head the Canberra bureaus of both the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Age.

'Then in 1997, family tragedy struck, and she was forced to reassess her career. In spite of her own Labor convictions, she became Liberal treasurer Peter Costello's press secretary, a role that she kept for six years before moving on to join John Howard's staff.

'This is one of the few books about Australian political life written by an insider with decades of exposure to its major players. Hilarious, moving, and endlessly fascinating, Savva's is a story that moves between countries, cultures, careers and, ultimately, political convictions.'

Notes

  • Dedication: For Christina, a shining example of the value of life and how it should be lived.
  • Book launched in Canberra by Laurie Oakes, Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, 9 February 2010.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2010 .
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      Extent: 298p., [4] leaves of platesp.
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      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2010.
      ISBN: 9781921640278 (pbk.)
    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2010 .
      Edition info: rev. ed.
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      • Re-released in 2010 to include a chapter on the 2010 Federal election.

Works about this Work

Insights from a Real Insider Frances Stewart , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 21 November 2010; (p. 23)
Hanging Tough with the Press Gang Ross Fitzgerald , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 April 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
[Review] So Greek Michael McGuire , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
What Might Have Been Mungo MacCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 February 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography ; Lachlan Macquarie : His Life, Adventures and Times M. H. Ellis , 1947 single work biography ; Love Machine Clint Caward , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Nicola Robinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 February 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography ; Lachlan Macquarie : His Life, Adventures and Times M. H. Ellis , 1947 single work biography ; Love Machine Clint Caward , 2010 single work novel
What Might Have Been Mungo MacCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
[Review] So Greek Michael McGuire , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
Hanging Tough with the Press Gang Ross Fitzgerald , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 April 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative Leftie Niki Savva , 2010 single work autobiography
Author Backs Robb to Mop up after Abbott Danielle Cronin , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 2010; (p. 8)
Insights from a Real Insider Frances Stewart , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 21 November 2010; (p. 23)
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