Among the dozens of books written on the most influential Australian in history, at least a couple of biographies are instructive. That of Neil Chenoweth and William Shawcross. But without a doubt the most instructive, emotional, enlightening, and ironic is the Australian journalist Hugh Lunn’s “Working for Rupert”
Washington correspondent Ignacio Cruz Herrere
“Hugh has provided us with a large number of candid insights into his formative years, even some scarifyingly brutal insights. I’m impressed by the number of occasions when the notion of impure thoughts is mentioned… It’s an affectionate, slightly wistful, and embarrassingly accurate account of the way I remember growing up.”
Australia’s Chief Censor, 1989
“Working for Rupert is the only book where I had tears running down my face from laughing… and from crying.”
When I read your books I return to another world.
“Thank you for showing me in my youth that I’m not the only misunderstood child to whom unfortunate things happen, or the only awkward teenager… your books helped me as an adult in a whole new way… I was able to see the good in my parents and to cherish the good memories… there were lots of them, I had just forgotten. I cannot wait to share them with my kids. You’ve taught me that our best ally in life is a good sense of humour.”
The Great Fletch
“All I can say is, read Hughie’s book”
Wimbledon champion Australian tennis player who won the French doubles with Fletch.
“Hugh Lunn’s Over the Top with Jim was phenomenal in terms of its breadth of appeal. I think it opened up readers who’d never read a book since schooldays, a bit like A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Clive James’ Unreliable Memoirs.”