Review

Review: Brick by brick, Peter FitzSimons pieces together the story of the Opera House

By Michael McKernan
June 3 2022 - 2:00pm
One of the 20th century's greatest buildings. Picture: Shutterstock
  • The Opera House, by Peter FitzSimons. Hachette, $39.99.

This is an unusual book for prolific author (aka "Australia's greatest storyteller') Peter FitzSimons. More comfortable with battle, great Australian heroes, and waving the flag for the great and good, here FitzSimons tells us the story of the creation of a building. Admittedly perhaps the greatest building the 20th century saw.

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