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Ann Moyal

Ann Moyal is a historian of Australian science and technology, and a biographer. Her most recent book is A Woman of Influence: Science, Men and History (2014)

Ann Moyal reviews ‘J.A. Lyons – The Tame Tasmanian’ by David S. Bird and ‘Enid Lyons: Leading lady to a nation’ by Anne Henderson

October 2008, no. 305 01 October 2008
Literature is full of unexpected coincidences. After a long silence, two books appear within a matter of months that present both a detailed, personal and a deeply investigative account of those unique political partners, Joseph and Enid Lyons. Enid Burrell Lyons, born in 1897 to Eliza and William Burrell, a sawyer in Tasmania’s northern timber country, is an unexpected candidate for the design ... (read more)

'Mediterranean Man: Journeys with Alan Moorehead' by Ann Moyal

October 2009, no. 315 01 October 2009
There is a timeless quality about some Australian authors that causes one to applaud when discerning publishers revive their work for new generations of readers. Wakefield Press’s reissue of Alan Moorehead’s The Villa Diana, first published in 1951, presents this fecund author’s book of essays, now subtitled ‘Travels in Post-war Italy’ ($24.95 pb, 224 pp, 9781862548459). It provides a ne ... (read more)

Ann Moyal reviews 'The Knowledge Wars' by Peter Doherty

November 2015, no. 376 27 October 2015
'Knowledge', asserts Peter Doherty, quoting Francis Bacon, 'is power'. Since 1996, having demonstrated his outstanding Nobel Prize contribution to the discovery of the nature of cellular immune defence and continuing research on viruses and immunity, this famous medical veterinarian has produced four books to enlighten a general audience on such matters as pandemics, hot air, birds, and his own pe ... (read more)