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Paul McCartney photographed backstage at the television show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, Birmingham, England, 1963. © MPL Communications Ltd

Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics: an extraordinary life in song

Through 154 songs, Paul McCartney gives us an insight into his life. There is an elegaic feel to this book, which showcases the many sides to McCartney’s songwriting.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison cheers in the sheds after a NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Cowboys in Sydney, 2019. Craig Golding/AAP

The larrikin lives on — as a conservative politician

A new Quarterly Essay explores the modern political exploitation of a long-standing Australian male image, that of the larrikin.
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The Stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

Our experts cast their eyes over this list of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction which undertakes impressive trapeze acts across genre boundaries.

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