If the London Australian expatriate community has an aristocracy of sorts – as it clearly does – then Geoffrey Robertson QC and the novelist Kathy Lette, his wife since 1990, would be among its leading nobility. Robertson and Lette mix with royalty, both real and literary (‘our daughters had been flower girls at Salman’s wedding – I can’t remember which one’). I would love to have been present when Robertson advised Diana, during her affair with James Hewitt, that the Treason Act of 1361 laid down the death penalty for any party to adultery with the wife of the heir to the throne. Did she blush or blanch?
Dreaming Too Loud
Reflections on a Race Apart
Dreaming Too Loud: Reflections on a Race Apart
by Geoffrey Robertson
Vintage, $34.95 pb, 485 pp, 9780857981899
Frank Bongiorno teaches at the Australian National University, where he is Head of the School of History. His most...
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