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Standing Up and Speaking Well

Enid Lyons: Leading Lady to a Nation, by Anne Henderson; Pluto Press, 2008, $29.95. This is a very long book—even though it runs for a little over 300 pages. Any reader of this biography/hagiography of Dame Enid Lyons needs to settle down to the task with a spirit of determination and perseverance. Like Dame Enid, you need to be in it for the long haul. Anne Henderson is a fine writer. Her article in the Weekend Australian of August 16, “Nation’s Change of Heart” is a crisp, clear and insightful examination of the rise and fall of John Howard. So…

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