Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
Author: Robert (Author) Wainwright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1760632686

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Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781460703687

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The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. Discover the most inspiring woman you've never heard of ... In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest. Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament. She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands. So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.

Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2017-04-20
Genre: Large type books
ISBN: 1525245716

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The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. Discover the most inspiring woman you've never heard of ... In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest. Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament. She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands. So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.

Rocky Road

Rocky Road
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-08-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781760637132

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In the early 1930s, the Australian family confectionery company Darrell Lea was a sensation, its shops stacked with delicious chocolates, marshmallows, nougat and much more in line with the company's motto to 'Stack 'em high, watch 'em fly'. It was at this time that Montague Lea met the vivacious teenage 'ticket writer' Valerie Everitt. Monty fell hard for her and, despite strong family opposition on both sides, they would marry. Valerie was keen to have a large brood and, though her pregnancies were difficult, she gave birth to four children. But they were not enough and in 1947 she adopted the first of three more children who were designed to be playmates for her own. It was a social experiment that would end in tears, as would the fortunes of the iconic company, destroyed by the glue that once bound it together - family. Rocky Road is the story of this chocaholic clan and the creative and eccentric woman who dominated it. Behind the irresistible sweetness of Darrell Lea lay a family who made bitter sacrifices to succeed in the candy business.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-04-01
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 174114342X

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In 1993 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt went missing from a roadhouse between Darwin and Alice Springs - one of the most desolate places in the world. Australian journalist Robert Wainwright's uplifting and triumphant tribute tells the story of how one child's disappearance united an entire community and the wider Northern Territory of Australia.

The Girls of Slender Means New Directions Classic

The Girls of Slender Means  New Directions Classic
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1998-04-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811221047

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"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

The Finishing School

The Finishing School
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-04-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782117582

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'One of her funniest novels . . . Spark at her sharpest, her purest and her most merciful' ALI SMITH In The Finishing School Muriel Spark is once again at her biting, satirical best. On the edge of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, a struggling would-be novelist and his wife run a finishing school of questionable reputation to keep the funds flowing. When a seventeen-year-old student's writing career begins to show great promise, tensions begin to run high. A keen portrait of devouring regret, psychological unravelling and the glittering promise of youth, The Finishing School is the perfect natural partner to Muriel Spark's most famous novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811219754

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Where does art start or reality end? Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with the intent of gathering material for her writing, Fleur Talbot finds a job “on the grubby edge of the literary world” at the very peculiar Autobiographical Association. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs in advance — or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? When the association’s pompous director steals Fleur’s manuscript, fiction begins to appropriate life.

Australasians who Count in London and who Counts in Western Australia

Australasians who Count in London and who Counts in Western Australia
Author: Mrs. Leonard W. Matters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1913
Genre: Australia
ISBN: HARVARD:32044011802246

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-08-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782117698

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'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel . . . This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war fiction' Independent 'A brilliantly psychological fugue' Observer The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Muriel Spark's most significant and celebrated novel, and remains as dazzling as when it was first published in 1961. Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher unlike any other, proud and cultured, enigmatic and freethinking; a romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. At the Marcia Blaine Academy she takes a select group of girls under her wing. Spellbound by Miss Brodie's unconventional teaching, these devoted pupils form the Brodie set. But as the girls enter their teenage years and they become increasingly drawn in by Miss Brodie's personal life, her ambitions for them take a startling and dark turn with devastating consequences.

You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom
Author: Clare Wright
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781925626896

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For the ten years from 1902, when Australia’s suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright’s epic new history tells the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle—through the eyes of five remarkable players: the redoubtable Vida Goldstein, the flamboyant Nellie Martel, indomitable Dora Montefiore, daring Muriel Matters, and artist Dora Meeson Coates, who painted the controversial Australian banner carried in the British suffragettes’ monster marches of 1908 and 1911. Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka retold one of Australia’s foundation stories from a fresh new perspective. With You Daughters of Freedom she brings to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world—and the standard bearer for progress in a shining new century. Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her most recent book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for many other awards. ‘You Daughters of Freedom brings some forgotten women into the public discourse again, and we are all the richer for it.’ Australian ‘A celebration of leadership, inspiration, education and sheer individual cheek.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Clare Wright’s You Daughters of Freedom is the uplifting story of a time Australia led the world in including women in our democratic project. It is a reminder of our proud legacy and a clarion call for who we can be.’ Penny Wong ‘The essential story of our greatest reformers, and one of our proudest achievements as a nation.’ George Megalogenis ‘A thrilling tale, superbly told, of brave Australian women with a passion for politics.’ Judith Brett ‘A rare achievement. Grand, bold and brilliantly written.’ Mark McKenna ‘This book will be brilliant.’ Annabel Crabb, Chat 10 Looks 3 ‘One of the country’s most accomplished story-tellers relates Australian women’s fight for the vote in all of its passion, intensity and drama.’ Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU ‘You Daughters of Freedom relates with sparkle and wit the largely untold story of the trailblazing women who not only dragged recalcitrant male leaders into the new century and won the right to vote but also were at the forefront of the struggle for women’s enfranchisement internationally.’ Inside Story ‘Her story of Australian suffragists winning the vote and then running for parliament in 1903 should be required reading in this time of angst over the ‘women problem’ in the federal Liberal Party.’ Weekend Australian Magazine

Sheila

Sheila
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781743311318

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She wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society for 40 years, and died a Russian princess As a child Sheila Chisholm chased kangaroos on horseback and swam with sharks at Bondi Beach. As a young woman she nursed soldiers wounded at Gallipoli, married an English lord, became a darling of London society, and had an affair with "Bertie", the future King of England. By the age of 30 Sheila had captivated America, leaving Hollywood and the high society of New York and Florida smitten by her charm and grace. She was courted by Rudolph Valentino and Vincent Astor among others, was a confidante of the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, and a close friend of the Kennedys, the Vanderbilts, and the society hostess Elsie Maxwell. Her showbiz circle included Sophie Tucker, Charlie Chaplin, Fred and Adele Astaire, and Douglas Fairbanks. Who was this remarkable woman who was so warmly welcomed into the palaces, mansions, and clubs of the elite? Filled with scandalous revelations, Sheila is essential reading.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0811219232

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Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.

The Killing of Caroline Byrne

The Killing of Caroline Byrne
Author: Robert Wainwright
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin Australia
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2009
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 1741148510

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Did she jump ... was she thrown? Robert Wainwright's gripping account of the tracking down, trial and conviction of Gordon Wood, and the inside story of one man's search for justice for his daughter's killer. On a bleak, moonless winter night in the winter.

Miss Muriel and Other Stories

Miss Muriel and Other Stories
Author: Ann Petry
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780810135574

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A young black girl watches as her aunt’s multiple suitors disrupt her family’s privacy. The same girl, now on the cusp of adulthood, shares her family’s growing fears that her father has disappeared. Acclaimed author Ann Petry penned these and the other unforgettable narratives in Miss Muriel and Other Stories more than seventy years ago, yet in them contemporary readers recognize characters who exist today and dilemmas that recur again and again: the reluctance of African Americans to seek help from the police, the rage that erupts in a black man worn down by brutality, the tyranny that the young can visit on their elders regardless of race. Originally published between 1945 and 1971, Petry’s stories capture the essence of African American experience since the 1940s.