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A Woman of Influence
A Woman of Influence

A Woman of Influence

Science, Men & History


214 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $34.99 (US $34.99)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9781742585970

Rights: US & CA

UWA Publishing (Apr 2014)

Price: $34.99


Written during the later years of an extraordinary life, Ann Moyal's memoir is a spirited narrative of her career as an eminent historian of Australian science and technology, while also documenting her three marriages, travelling the globe, the people she has encountered, and the joys and challenges of ageing. Responding to a lack of biographies of older women, Moyal continues where her earlier memoir Breakfast with Beaverbrook left off, reveling in the passions and people that continue to fill her life, through to her 80s. As one of Australia's significant intellectuals, this is both an account of the life of the mind, as well as an intimate telling of a rich and remarkable life. [In North America, Ann Moyal is perhaps best known for her book Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World.]