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Nine Lives for the Planet | John Watts, Michelle Maloney | Avid Reader

Sunday, 26 February 2023




Avid Reader Bookstore, 193 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101

This book is a series of short biographies telling of the lives of nine inspirational women. Of the many others he could have chosen, he has selected these nine because, on the face of it, they have little in common. Seventy-two-year-old, private-school-educated Anne Kennedy could be perceived by those who meet her as being a rather conservative, upper middle-class grazier. What, the reader might ask, could she possibly have in common with someone such as Carly Phillips, who has locked on to trees, fracking equipment, and coal loaders – and been arrested several times in the process. And what could Carly have in common with the devoutly Catholic mother to seven children, Dom Jacobs, or with environmental lawyer and member of the NSW Parliament Sue Higginson.

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