Books have long provided fodder for films and television. Now films and television series, particularly documentaries, spawn books. The Killing Season Uncut is a book version of the television documentary in which Sarah Ferguson dissected perhaps the most dramatic seven years in Australian political history. For personal drama, 2006–13 had it all: three defenestrations of Opposition leaders (Brendan Nelson, Kim Beazley, Malcolm Turnbull), two regicides (Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard), and one more failed and one aborted leadership challenge.
Neal Blewett reviews 'The Killing Season Uncut' by Sarah Ferguson with Patricia Drum
The Killing Season Uncut
by Sarah Ferguson, with Patricia Drum
Melbourne University Press, $32.99 pb, 310 pp, 9780522869958
Neal Blewett has had a varied career as academic, politician, and diplomat. A Tasmanian...
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