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'As Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, 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 most Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure.

'The letters are so beautifully written they make you realise what a lost art letter writing is, and they are introduced by Heather herself, who explains the insider references and humorous asides. The collection also includes fascinating correspondence between Menzies and leaders of the day, including President John F. Kennedy and Gough Whitlam. Even the most rusted-on Labor voter will come away with a different view of Menzies and his legacy after reading this book.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Book launched in Canberra by the Canberra Times Editor-at-Large, Jack Waterford, in the Conference Room, National Library of Australia, 17 September 2011.
  • Dedication: For Peter Henderson AC, without whom this book would not exist

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Murdoch Books , 2011 .
      Extent: xv, 281p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, ports
      Note/s:
      • Letters introduced by Heather Henderson.
      • Publication date: August 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742662497 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Mellow Ming the Merciful Mark McGinness , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
The Apple of His Eye Sue Ebury , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Off the Shelf : Letters Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Letters from Home Judith Brett , 2011 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , September 2011;

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Review : Non-Fiction Mike Hedge , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 August 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Letters from Ming Jack Waterford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 July 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Review : Non-Fiction Mike Hedge , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 August 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Letters from Home Judith Brett , 2011 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , September 2011;

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Off the Shelf : Letters Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
The Apple of His Eye Sue Ebury , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Letters to My Daughter : Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975 Robert Menzies , 2011 selected work correspondence
Last amended 23 Nov 2011 14:02:09
Subjects:
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
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