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Peter FitzSimons AM is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 35 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and the SUN-HERALD.He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including BREAKER MORANT, BURKE AND WILLS, MONASH'S MASTERPIECE, KOKODA, NED KELLY and GALLIPOLI, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history. Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney, went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby, he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy, playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson AM - journalist, magazine editor and television presenter - have three children; they live in Sydney.


The Opera House is utterly engrossing ... a smashing read.--Loretta Barnard, NATIONAL [ONLINE] Loud Mouth
Fitzsimons takes us behind the scenes -he vividly imparts the stories about the many people whose lives were affected, both favourably and adversely, by its construction and existence ... We get to feel as if we know Utzon, Fitzsimons strikingly bringing him to life.--LYNNE LANCASTER, NSW [ONLINE] Sydney Arts Guide
Peter Fitzsimons in his thoroughly researched, comprehensive book 'The Opera House', gives the reader a different and unique insight into the social and political history surrounding this iconic landmark.--NAN VAN DISSEL, NATIONAL [ONLINE] Blue Wolf Reviews
While the historian tells you what happened, the novelist tells you what it felt like, but only you can judge whether the journalist, columnist and one of Australia's best-selling non-fiction writers managed to pull it off.--Raima Gaind, NATIONAL [ONLINE] PS News

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