Among the Carrion Crows
by Dame Enid Lyons
Rigby, 1972, [First Edition], ISBN 0851794939, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)
“Dame Enid Lyons has been associated with politics all her life. Even as a child, she met the flamboyant King O’Malley. In this book, she describes the period of her life in which she was most intimately involved with Australian politics: her seven and a half years as a member of the Federal Parliament.
Dame Enid was the first woman to enter the Australian Parliament, and the first to become a member of the Cabinet. She writes frankly of her nervousness as a woman alone in a man’s world, of problems grave or comical, of the kindness and courtesy which eased her way, of triumphs, failures, and her final disappointment when illness forced her to retire.
She gives fascinating glimpses of such men as Lord Casey, “Billy” Hughes, John Curtin, J. B. Chifley, Sir Arthur Fadden, Sir Percy Spender, and many others. Of special interest to students of Australian politics will be her candid story of the relations of Sir Robert Menzies and her late husband, Prime Minister J. A. Lyons. Long a subject of speculation and debate, it is described with the understanding born of unique and intimate knowledge.”