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My Italian Notebook by Gough Whitlam

My Italian Notebook by Gough Whitlam

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My Italian Notebook

by Gough Whitlam

Allen & Unwin, 2002, [First Edition], ISBN 1865080292,  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, bumping, and chipping to edges, small tear at front, a little creasing (See photographs)

“When Gough Whitlam was a small boy, his mother and father would read him the myths and legends of Ancient Rome as bedtime stories.  These stories sparked in him a curiosity about Italy – its history, culture, and its contribution to the rest of the world – which would endure for the rest of his life.  Seven crowded decades after that child heard the stirring stories of Roman gods and heroes, Gough Whitlam decided to gather everything his curiosity had uncovered and record it in a notebook.
The result is an intriguing collection, covering everything from art and architecture to politics to royal genealogy to biography and Australian history. My Italian Notebook is a testament to a curiosity undimmed and an enthusiasm unslacked the record of a life-long fascination.”


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