Physical description

23 cm H, 342 p; index; notes: 1 sources

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Since Federation Australia has had twenty-four prime ministers. This book delves into the lives of the wives of ten of these men revealing how they survived the rigours of marriage to Australia's most powerful men. As well as describing these women's public activities, the author explores their private lives: their romances with the men who were to become prime ministers, their marriages, the joys and anxieties of childbirth and family life, the losses and infidelities. Taking us from the early days of Federation, these revealing portraits hold up a mirror to a changing Australia.