On this day in 1763, Samuel Johnson first met with his biographer James Boswell in London and to mark this special day, here are 5 of our bestselling bios we know you’ll really enjoy reading.
Mrs Kelly: The astonishing life of Ned Kelly’s mother by Grantlee Kieza
While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians – until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia’s most popular biographers.
Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragists by Robert Wainwright
Discover the most inspiring woman you’ve never heard of … in Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women’s rights in a world far from equal.
Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive
Penguin Bloom is a unique journey of recovery and an extraordinary celebration of life, featuring Cameron Bloom’s exceptional photographs and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive.
Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer by Roland Perry
Courtesan, countess, bestselling author – the tempestuous true story of a woman far ahead of her time …
Monash by Grantlee Kieza
In this essential biography of a most unlikely folk hero, Grantlee Kieza paints a lively portrait of an outsider who shaped modern Australia through his energy, drive and ambition, his military brilliance and his vision.
Posted on May 16, 2017 by Bianca Carnevale
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