(among many...more posts to come)
would have to be getting ex-Prime-minister of Australia,
Malcolm Fraser to sign my copy of
Mungo MacCallum's book The Whitlam Mob. :-)
I had this brainstorm to see if Malcolm would be a sport and sign the chapter about him in Mungo's book, if I had bought a copy of Malcolm's book, also.
Which he did sign.
But while I didn't hide the fact from him that it was Mungo's book he was signing, I don't think Malcolm paid much attention when he was signing it.
After signing a copy of his book for me he then signed the open book where his name appeared without even checking to see the front cover of the book he was signing for me.
|The ex-Prime-minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser at the BBWF 2014.|
|Malcolm Fraser in the signing tent next to Richard Clapton.|
|Kerry O'Brien and Mungo MacCallum at the BBWF 2014.|
Definitely the high-light of my great weekend at the Writer's Festival and there will be more posts about my weekend to follow soon, in the next few days.
For those outside Australia who don't know too much about Australian politics,
Malcolm Fraser was the man who took over the leadership of Australia
when the Whitlam government was sacked by the
Queen of England's Governor General.
So much for a democratic government by the people.
Malcolm Fraser: in conversation with Kerry O’Brien at the BBWF 2014