Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Pages are sunned. Interior and binding are very good.
For forty years Ric Throssell fought to build a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs, battling suspicion and hidden prejudice. He was the son of Gallipoli Victoria Cross winner Hugo Throssell and Katherine Susannah Prichard, writer and pioneer Australian communist.
His early life was overshadowed by his father’s suicide in the face of mounting debts and in the hope of getting a widow’s pension for his wife and son, and by his mother’s faith in her cause.
Only when his difficult career had ended, however, did he learn that he had another self, a secret person as portrayed by the watchers and listeners of the Australian security services… (back cover)