Roaring Stories — The Palace Letters by Jenny Hocking

A political betrayal. A constitutional crisis. A hidden correspondence.

Since the infamous event of Gough Whitlam’s sacking, the letters exchanged between John Kerr and the palace have remained hidden. It took Professor Jenny Hocking 10 years and a four-year legal battle to force the National Archives to release the letters. The Palace Letters is the ground-breaking account of her indomitable fight – a book which traces high level collusion and deception, and raises the challenge of royal secrecy acting against Australia’s national interests.

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