Review

Peter FitzSimons has spared nothing in his bleak portrayal of Breaker Morant

By Michael McKernan
December 4 2020 - 1:00pm
An often-reproduced studio portrait of Breaker Morant, taken just prior to his departure for South Africa with the 2nd Mounted Rifles from South Australia. Picture: Australian War Memorial
  • Breaker Morant, by Peter FitzSimons. Hachette, $49.99.

Peter FitzSimons is an Australian phenomenon. He is our greatest storyteller. Writing, it seems, a couple of books a year, every year, for a long time, he sells extremely well. It is team work, he openly admits, employing a team of researchers as dedicated as he is to the stories he tells.

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