Raimond Gaita has described John Rickard's An Imperial Affair as 'a fine, moving book' that does not condescend to the values of the past. Rickard turns the light onto his parents' complex marriage at a time when private lives were properly private but divorce a scandal.

Join ANU historian Frank Bongiorno, author of the prize-winning The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, and author John Rickard for a discussion of Rickard's complex and quitenssentially Australian meditation on the nature of love.

Thursday 7 August, 6.30pm

Conference Room, free (includes refreshments)

Book signing to follow

Bookings: nla.gov.au/bookings

or (02) 6262 1424

Cost

Free

Where

Conference Room

Location: 
Level 4

When

When: 
Thursday, 7 August, 2014
Start time: 
6.30pm
End time: 
7.30pm