Review

Not many biographers have stopped to consider the implications of Prime Minister John Curtin's regular poetry habit

By Michael McKernan
March 13 2021 - 12:00am
John Curtin, who many of us thought we knew well, at the BBC in London in 1944. Picture: Getty Images
John Curtin, who many of us thought we knew well, at the BBC in London in 1944. Picture: Getty Images
  • Good for the Soul: John Curtin's life with poetry. UWA Publishing. $34.99.

Is John Curtin our most written-about prime minister? Many readers would treasure John Edwards' monumental two-volume John Curtin's War, totalling 1035 pages in all.

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