This collection of personal letters from influential former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies to his only daughter Heather capture a unique aspect of Australia's history.
'As prime minister, Menzies strode the stage like a colossus here he is affectionate paterfamilias, supportive sibling, benevolent uncle.' Sydney Morning Herald
'Menzies was a very accomplished writer and the combination of geniality and acerbity is winning.' The Age
'The letters reveal an articulate and sensitive man who took great care in expressing himself through words. Letters not only provides a deeply personal study into Australia's most successful politician, but opens a window onto a world of politics - indeed a way of life - that no longer exists.' Herald Sun
Robert Menzies remains a towering figure in our political and cultural history. This collection of letters written to his only daughter, Heather, is brimful of warmth, love and humour, and provides a fascinating insight into one of our most influential Australians.
Sir Robert Menzies was founder of the Liberal Party and Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister. This collection is edited by his only daughter, Heather Henderson, to whom the letters were addressed.
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