The Battle For Bennelong

Saville Margot

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publisher Place: Carlton
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 182 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. This Reveals The Pathos, The Inside Machinations, And The Many, Many, Many Fete Openings And Raffle Draws That Saville Attended With Maxine, Or The Prime Minister, Or Both.

Publishers Description: It was an historic moment in Australian political history. A sea of purple balloons filled a packed hall in Sydney's North Ryde, faces young and old beamed with the excitement of change, and one woman was set to make history and claim the seat from Australia's second-longest-serving Prime Minister.It had all the characteristics of a classic tale: David and Goliath, the tortoise and the hare, Don Quixote and the windmill. When Maxine McKew decided to run in Bennelong, she became the ultimate underdog.In The Battle for Bennelong, journalist Margot Saville hits the campaign trail with Maxine McKew, indulging in Maxine's obsession with dim sum, watching her draw yet another raffle and dance excitedly at the Granny Smith Festival. Saville's unprecedented access takes us to campaign dinners, fundraising meet-and-greets, behind the electioneering machine and inside Maxine's house on election night.Saville records her fleeting, tightly managed meetings with the Prime Minister, and the commensurate highs and lows in both camps during the six-week campaign. Saville also includes the episode of the Lindsay 'how to vote' scandal and its devastating repercussions.In a tight contest against John Howard fought on issues such as the economy, WorkChoices and succession plans, did Maxine's dancing affect her primary vote? You'll find out in The Battle for Bennelong.About the AuthorMargot Saville practised as a lawyer for one year before becoming a journalist in 1987. She has worked at The Australian newspaper, ABC Television, the Nine Network and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is married with two children.

ISBN: 9780522854428


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