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Peter Coleman’s Journey

Memoirs of a Slow Learner (new expanded edition) by Peter Coleman Connor Court, 2015, 190 pages, $29.95   When I launched the first edition of this book, in 1994, I mostly dwelt on the journey of the author. He describes his early life as “growing up radical”. His father, who worked in advertising, was “an apostle of modernity”. It was not just any old kind of modernism either. Peter Coleman’s father Stanley once worked for a newspaper—the Age! After divorce, he settled in Sydney, where Peter joined him. The household was peppered with radical booklets and pamphlets. Peter went on…

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