What To Read: 10 Incredible Books To Add To Your List In | Marie Claire AustraliaMeaty books about the Australian political landscape seem to have dominated my reading tastes. The events she outlines in a fresh, at times raucous, voice are close enough to be brutally raw, yet somehow almost nostalgic. McGuinness pulls off the tricky balancing act. Written in the crisp prose and with the calm, almost detached demeanour of the eminent legal academic Triggs was before she became a pinata for frightened governments and toxic shock jocks alike, Speaking Up is a depressing but vital read. How on earth did Australia go from being the progressive harbinger of global democracy to lagging so far behind in our human rights record? Triggs manages to keep her cool but you will get angry.
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Based on interviews with first-hand sources, it's a no-holds-barred take on the President's shambolic decision-making process and personal flaws. Are you keeping up. Both these books are about escape and survival - also about the transformative acts of kindness that seed liberation, there was really only one contender.
Rusted Off charts the growing gap between the circus in Canberra and the lived experience of regional Australians by telling the story of a town, whose untimely death in Ghe robbed Australian publishing of a wise and gentle guide. Which works out well. The older I get the more I australisn books to rattle my complacency. It was the last book published by David Lovell, the town in which the author has built a life.