My Father's Daughter

Sheila Fitzpatrick
Winner, Non-Fiction, Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2011
Winner, Non-fiction Book, QLD Premier’s Literary Awards, 2011
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My Father's Daughter

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

1 August 2010

ISBN

9780522857474

Weight

254g

Size

197mm x 129mm

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

My Father's Daughter

Sheila Fitzpatrick
Winner, Non-Fiction, Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2011
Winner, Non-fiction Book, QLD Premier’s Literary Awards, 2011
Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family.
How does a daughter tell the story of her father?
Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him.
Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter.
My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.
How does a daughter tell the story of her father?
Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him.
Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter.
My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.

About the author

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick is Professor of History at the University of Sydney and Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the University of Chicago. Mischka's War is the third in her series of memoirs, including My Father's Daughter (2010) and A Spy in the Archives (2013). She has written many books on Soviet history, including On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics, which was joint winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

About Sheila Fitzpatrick

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