• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522867985
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522867992
  • PUBLISHED:03/Aug/2015
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Memoirs

A Letter To My Children

Christopher Pyne

  • Paperback $32.99
  • E-Book $14.99

Christopher Pyne's honest account of how a belief in the power of public service led him to pursue a career in politics, driven by the ambition of leaving a legacy for the next generation.

Why do seemingly intelligent men and women leave their families to spend more than half the year travelling to Canberra, and spending night after night at electorate and campaign events? Surely there are easier ways to earn a living.
A Letter to My Children is Christopher Pyne's honest account of how a belief in the power of public service, inspired by his crusading ophthalmologist father, led him to pursue a career in politics, driven by the ambition of leaving a legacy for the next generation.

About the author

Christopher Pyne is the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science as well as Leader of the House of Representatives in the Turnbull Government. Christopher was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt aged twenty-five. He was Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Minister for Ageing in the Howard Government. During that time he founded headspace: the youth mental health initiative. In Opposition he served as a senior Shadow Minister, most notably in Education and as Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives. Under the Abbott Government he was was Minister for Education and the Leader of the House of Representatives. Christopher is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia.

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