Ducks on the Pond ; An Autobiography, 1945-1976
1999, First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by light tanning to the edges. In a very good d/w with some light edge wear, tanning and a couple of price sticker shadows.
Autobiography that tells of the author's childhood as a Catholic schoolgirl in South Australia, her early succession of low-paid jobs, her involvement in the women's liberation movement and her career as an award-winning journalist. Concludes with the aftermath of the publication of her best-selling book, 'Damn Whores and God's Police' (1975). Foreword by Ruth Park. Includes notes, photographs and index. Author has been an adviser to prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, editor-in-chief of 'Ms' magazine in the USA, and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1989 for her services to journalism and to women.