Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel.
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Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel. It realises a completely felt, viscerally characterised ''Ned-world'' in a way Carey didn't manage. More than fiction, though, it succeeds as compelling historical narrative, with one minor and one serious caveat. The bantering, zesty prose takes you in and keeps you there. But it is FitzSimons' skill at creating a sense of a fully lived inner world that achieves a consistently transformative effect on the reader's mental world - the mark of a very good book indeed.
'Ethics? As far as I'm concerned, that's a place to the east of London where people wear white socks.'' That's Kelvin MacKenzie, the legendary editor of Rupert Murdoch's flagship paper The Sun.
Historian Paul Ham details events leading up to World War I in a book with broad appeal.
With her mother gravely ill, Gabrielle Carey begins a personal journey, interwoven with memories of an expatriate writer.