The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

Winner of the National Biography Award 2018

Alfred Deakin-scholar, spiritualist, prime minister-was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together his public, private and family lives. She brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation’s politics.

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