Breakfast With Beaverbrook by Ann Moyal

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Breakfast With Beaverbrook

Memoirs of an independent woman

by Ann Moyal

Hale & Iremonger, 1995, [First Edition], b/w plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0868065692

Fine Condition, previous owners inscription on front fly leaf, minor edge-wear to dustjacket

'Ann Moyal's is a life lived - unconventionally at times - to the full.  In England in the 1950s she spent four years working with the vivid and controversial Lord Beaverbrook, when, at 75, he wrote histories of the politics and personalities of the First World War and the abdication of King Edward VIII.

Returning to Australia she assisted Sir Keith Hancock found the Australian Dictionary of Biography and helped Sir Earle Page produce his autobiography.

In the US with her third husband,she ventured out of history, working with the University of Chicago Press as a science editor.  Returning to Australia she became a leading social historian of Australian science, telecommunications and technology.  A lively struggle to balance the feminine and the professional, and a sharpening awareness of the patriarchal dominance and mindset of the Australian universities led her to become something of a 'cause celebre' at Griffith University and finally to leave the cloisters and develop as an independent scholar.'