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Enjoy 30% off The Truth of the Palace Letters

In July 2020 the National Archives of Australia released the long-suppressed correspondence between Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, written during Kerr's tumultuous tenure as Governor-General of Australia. The letters cover the constitutional crisis that culminated in Kerr's infamous dismissal of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975. 


In The Truth of the Palace Letters, The Australian's Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston reveal their meaning and significance for understanding the dismissal. The analysis of these documents and their authors throws a revealing light on the connection between the Queen in Buckingham Palace and the Governor-General in Canberra. 


Coupled with newly discovered archival documents and interviews, Kelly and Bramston explain the implications of the letters for our Constitution, our democracy and the republic debate.


Purchase a copy for only $20.99 - a saving of 30% off RRP. 

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The Truth of the Palace Letters book discount is limited to one redemption per eligible member. Offer ends 11.59pm AEDT on 30 November, 2020 or while stocks last. Discount is not valid on eBooks. Australian residents only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount code is valid for a single use only during the promotion period. Offer not redeemable for cash and not transferable. Discount excludes postage. Melbourne University Publishing full terms and conditions apply.

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