Whitlam to Winston
by Barry Cohen
Allen & Unwin, 1997, ISBN 1864484047, lightly illustrated with line draawings, hardcover, dustjacket,
Fine, As New Condition, very small tear to edge of dustjacket. (see photographs)
With his ear to the ground, tongue firmly in cheek and chuckle button jammed at 'on', Barry Cohen has followed his prey into Parliament's sideshow alley. There he meets a motley crew of raconteurs and wicked wits, ludicrous poseurs and simple souls who love a good laugh - from both sides of politics and the general public.From the sawdust, Barry has retrieved an hilarious gathering of stories, from the risible to the bizarre.That great fixer and numbers man, the Hon. Graham Richardson, once confessed that political power was 'better than sex and almost as good as a good feed'. To which Barry Cohen adds 'and often much funnier'