Sunday, April 20, 2014

Neville Wran: Praise, controversy and 'Balmain boys don't cry' quote marked time in office

His success was built on ruthlessness, authority in party and parliament, an unerring instinct for what the voters wanted and pioneering exploitation of television's political clout 

Jill Hickson aka Wran and Neville Wran had two children together: Hugo, whose godfather was Mr Turnbull, and Harriet, whose godfather was Kerry Packer. Mr Wran had a daughter, Kim, with his first wife, Marcia Oliver, who also had a son from a previous marriage.
Mr Wran became the chairman of the CSIRO, advised on Australia's bicentenary and thrived in business, including his chairmanship of the cleaning contact company Allcorp and his merchant bank venture with a young Mr Turnbull, who is now a Liberal frontbencher in the Abbott government. Mr Wran had been a university friend of Mr Turnbull's mother, Coral Lansbury.

Nifty: My first years down under serving as Crown Employee this kind of Balmain BoyForget the budget, just spread bread on the waters Carr on Wran Slides; Gerry Gleeson Path of Power

The power of the word and the many possibilities of Cold River story are living within the lines of those who lived to tell the tale such as more than magical Garcia ...  In accepting his Nobel, Mr. García Márquez said: “Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination. For our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.”  Crown Employee discovers Gabriel Garcia Malquez (sic)

Gabriel García Márquez, novelist, journalist, master of magical realism, is no longer telling stories ... NY Times ... AP ... Reuters ... BBC ...Kakutani ... Guardian ... Edmund White ...Telegraph ... Independent ... WaPo ... LA Times ... Boston Globe ... New Yorker ...WSJ ... Paul Berman ... Financial Times ...Peter Carey ...