If you’ve ever struggled to balance a desire for personal fulfilment with a yearning to the best parent you can be, Helen Hayward’s journey will resonate with you. Part-memoir, part-existential musings, part-guidebook, A Slow Childhood is based on the former academic and psychotherapist’s personal experience of transitioning from a life focused on career to a life focused on family.
Born in inner-Sydney to an alcoholic mother and an absent father, Carl Beauchamp and his brother Neville ran wild until they were taken into care. That care turned out to be a nightmare, with the boys placed in separate boys’ homes, and in Carl’s case in the hands of sexual predators.
The boys survived, but Carl kept the horrors he had endured secret, even from his brother, for decades. When Carl found the strength to speak out, he discovered the tragic aftermath of life in the Church of England Charlton Boys’ Home for many of his fellow inmates.
Despite the adversity and the pain, Carl’s story is overwhelmingly optimistic and heartwarming. It contains recollections of 1940s and ’50s Sydney that will intrigue anyone who loves Newtown, Glebe and the surrounding suburbs, and is told in his own authentic voice.
In Nauru Burning: An uprising and its aftermath, Mark Isaacs goes behind the veil of secrecy around Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres to reveal a climate of fear and hopelessness, culminating in the riot and fire which destroyed much of the Nauru regional processing centre in July 2013.
For the journalists, photographers and camera crew who make up the travelling media packs following our political leaders, a federal election campaign is not so much a festival of democracy but a test of endurance. In Follow the leaders, radio reporter Francis Keany documents first-hand what it’s like to follow the political leaders of Australia for five weeks straight on the straitened budgets facing modern media outlets.
Helen Hayward’s philosophy on family has completely changed my life, and in ways I never expected it would. Many of my friends and family members would be stunned to learn, for example, that I now actually enjoy the housework. One quote from […]
We’re thrilled to announce that on Sunday afternoon at 1.45pm, Deputy Opposition Leader and Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek will launch a very special memoir called Come Home, You Little Bastards […]
After spending the past few months covering the Federal and ACT elections as a journalist, I’m thrilled to be focusing on Editia again this week as we prepare to launch our next title, a short book called Nauru Burning: An uprising and its aftermath, by Sydney author Mark Isaacs (left). This is what World Vision CEO Tim Costello had […]
Ever since Editia launched five years ago, I’ve been hoping a high net worth, tech savvy entrepreneur who gets journalism and digital publishing would come along and want to invest in a company that was built around the two. In recent weeks, two such individuals have come into my life, one after the other. They’re energetic, […]
Exhausted by the election campaign already? Picturing a post-election mini-break from texts, tweets and talking points? Enter the #followtheleaders photo competition and you could win a three-day weekend at a luxury retreat with your own private infinity pool. Whoever you are, wherever you’re based, you can take a photo of your copy of Follow the […]